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Arbor Day Foundation Appoints Ernesto Herrera, Mark Johnson, and Denise Naguib to Serve on Board of Trustees

Press Release

LINCOLN, Neb., July 6, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The Arbor Day Foundation today announced three new members appointed to its Board of Trustees, including: Ernesto Herrera Guerra, Managing Director for Reforestamos México and President of the Mesoamerican Committee; Mark Johnson, CEO, Concord Servicing; and Denise Naguib, Vice President, Sustainability & Supplier Diversity for Marriott International.

Arbor Day Foundation Joins Forces With International Paper and L'Oreal USA to Restore Critical Monarch Butterfly Habitats

Partnership will support reforestation in Estado de México, Mexico, the wintertime habitat for pollinating butterfly
Press Release

LINCOLN, Neb., June 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Alongside key corporate partners International Paper and L’Oreal USA, the Arbor Day Foundation has announced a partnership with the Land Life Company to support reforestation efforts for critical Monarch butterfly habitats in Estado de México, Mexico. This partnership will support efforts to replant and restore degraded areas of the “Zona Nucleo,” the breeding ground for the Monarch, beginning June 2020.

As Deforestation Escalates in the Amazon, Ceres Releases Major New Investor Framework to Drive Urgent Corporate Action

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New research shows commodity-driven deforestation is associated with five percent of global emissions; and deforestation in Amazon rose 50 percent in the first four months of 2020 as the economy began to collapse 

New Ceres’ Investor Guide to Deforestation and Climate Change calls on investors to tackle deforestation risks at same scale and speed they bring to broader portfolio-wide climate risks

Supporting the Biodiversity of the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley

International Paper’s Forestland Stewards Partnership with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation supports $2.6 million in grant funding
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Stretching from the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers in Illinois to the Gulf of Mexico in Louisiana, the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley (LMAV) consists of more than 24 million acres of forested wetlands with fertile alluvial soils. Home to the Louisiana black bear and more than 100 fish species and 107 breeding land birds, the region is rich with biological diversity. But today, widespread loss of forests, combined with flood control and drainage efforts, has led to critical habitat loss for wildlife, damaged water quality, and reduced floodwater retention.

Why We Need Green Space Now More Than Ever

Blog

Over the past few months, we have learned to change our routines and adapt to new norms as we come to terms with a new reality. This extended time inside our homes has brought about some positive side effects, including recognizing many things we've taken for granted, like spending time outdoors.

#TtInspires: Shaun McKay, Environmental Scientist

Finding opportunities to pursue passions and develop professionally with Tetra Tech
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Shaun has a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from the University of Newcastle and is excited about the opportunity Coffey, a Tetra Tech Company, gave him to develop professionally after a hiatus from consulting. We talked with Shaun as part of our #TtInspires campaign celebrating the passion of Tetra Tech employees. Follow #TtInspires on social media for more stories.

20 Cities Awarded TD Green Space Grants for Innovative Urban Forestry Initiatives in Underserved Neighborhoods

Press Release

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.

Arbor Day Foundation and Bank of America Drive Local Climate Resiliency Initiatives

Community Resiliency Grant Program Promotes Equity and Sustainable Cities With Tree Planting in High-Need Urban Communities
Press Release

LINCOLN, Neb., June 5, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Bank of America is expanding its commitment to the Arbor Day Foundation through a second $250,000 grant to support efforts in four U.S. cities to increase the number of trees planted in low- and moderate-income neighborhoods. Cities will receive funding from the Community Resiliency Grant program and recipients include local nonprofit organizations and municipal agencies. This grant will support the following cities:

Keep America Beautiful Presents 47 Cigarette Litter Prevention Program Grants to Organizations throughout the United States

Press Release

STAMFORD, Conn., May 28, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful®, the nation’s largest community improvement nonprofit organization, today announced it has awarded 47 grants to Keep America Beautiful community-based affiliates and partner organizations for its 2020 Cigarette Litter Prevention Program (CLPP) to reduce the most littered item in America.   

'NEXT Coalition' of Leading U.S. Engineering and Construction Firms Challenges Industry to Enhance Health, Safety Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

‘Construction Safety Challenge’ seeks rapidly deployable, scalable innovations that address outbreak-related challenges today with an eye towards future
Press Release

OVERLAND PARK, Kansas (27 May 2020) /3BL Media/ – While the COVID-19 pandemic has forced shutdowns of many global businesses, a coalition of leading critical infrastructure and construction companies has banded together to launch the “NEXT Coalition” to promote and share industry safety best practices.

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