Amid Devastating Forest Fires, One Trillion Trees Movement Puts Down U.S. Roots

Oct 29, 2020 8:15 AM ET
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By Heather Clancy

This week marks the launch of the first regional chapter of the ambitious global movement to conserve, manage, restore and grow 1 trillion trees — a natural climate solution seen as critical for helping draw down the earth's carbon debt, and an idea that has been spreading like wildfire since it was planted in January in Davos, Switzerland.

There are more than two dozen launch partners for the new U.S. branch of 1t.org, spearheaded by the World Economic Forum and American Forests. Collectively, the group — which includes tech giants Microsoft and Salesforce, consumer products companies Timberland and Clif Bar, financial services powerhouses Bank of America and Mastercard and the cities of Detroit and Dallas — hopes to grow more than 855 million trees covering 2.8 million acres.

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