This year, we’ve witnessed growing momentum around trees as a tool to help solve society’s unprecedented challenges. People around the globe are turning to trees for a good reason: they change lives. They provide the necessities of life itself. From cleaning our air and water to promoting physical and mental health, trees are integral to the wellbeing of both people and our planet.
LINCOLN, Neb. and TORONTO, June 8, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Today, TD Bank Group (TD) and the Arbor Day Foundation announced the recipients of the TD Green Space Grants program. These grants provide a total of $400,000 USD to support green infrastructure development, tree planting, forestry stewardship, and community green space expansion, advancing environmental and economic benefits for underserved communities.
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It has now been one year since we launched the Time for Trees initiative, as well as our Evergreen Alliance, a select group of Arbor Day Foundation partners and collaborators. The Evergreen Alliance members are committed to advancing trees and forests as natural solutions for corporate sustainability and citizenship goals. This community of leaders drives innovation, discovery, and action in our work to plant trees, engage tree planters, and elevate awareness of the value of natural and community forests.
Each April, we see profound symbolism embedded in Arbor Day celebrations across the country. When we come together to plant trees, we collectively envision the world our grandchildren will inhabit - cleaner, safer, and more beautiful than the one we ourselves inherited.
by Beatrice Moulianitaki, Head of Sustainable Sourcing
Forests. Growing up, I had never really thought a lot about them.
I like open spaces; beaches, the sea, mountains with far sights and clear skies. And I never hugged a tree as a child either. I did climb in them, but only for the sights I could see from a higher vantage point.
In school they taught us about the Amazon in Brazil; the "lungs of our earth." They had to be saved. But those were different – they were “special forests.” Not like the family olive trees I grew up with in Crete.
While carbon reduction in other realms is key, planting vast groves of trees is a crucial part of saving Earth
It's exciting to see trees upfront and center stage, but tree-planting initiatives have attracted some controversy. Many mass-planting initiatives drew inspiration from a Science paper published last year, which has since faced critique.
Throughout most of the nation, Exelon’s family of companies represents every stage of the energy chain. In Illinois and the mid-Atlantic region, its six utilities deliver not only electricity and natural gas to some 10 million customers, they also provide free trees in partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation’s Energy-Saving Trees program. The purpose of this program is to use trees to shade homes and reduce energy consumption. In pursuit of that goal, last spring, Exelon planted its 100,000th tree ― with a promise of many more to come.
This Network of Local Nonprofit Tree Planting Organizations Nationwide Are United in an Effort to Plant Trees for a Better Tomorrow.
Local impact happens when community-based tree planting organizations create projects that involve citizens, schools, churches, and government. This is the work of the more than 150 members of the Alliance for Community Trees program. These passionate nonprofit organizations are the boots on the ground — a grass-roots network united in their purpose of improving communities and towns across the country with trees.