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The Arbor Day Foundation’s Energy-Saving Trees and Community Canopy Programs Launch Spring Project Season

30,000 trees to be distributed to homeowners across the country to promote energy savings and fuller tree canopies
Press Release

LINCOLN, Neb., April 20, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The Arbor Day Foundation announced today the beginning of its spring tree planting initiatives through its Energy-Saving Trees and Community Canopy programs.

Now Is the Time for Trees: A Message from Arbor Day Foundation President Dan Lambe

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As both Arbor Day and Earth Day approach, it is time for all of us to step up and help our planet thrive. With all the global issues we face today — including poor air and water quality, climate risk, deforestation, poverty, and hunger — more and more corporations are taking a proactive step to become part of the solution. And they are turning to trees to make a difference.

Traeger Wood Fired Grills Partners With the Arbor Day Foundation As Part of Sustainability Commitment

Partnership kicks off with Utah Tree Planting
Press Release

LINCOLN, Neb., April 17, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The Arbor Day Foundation has announced a new partnership with Traeger Wood Fired Grills as part of the company’s commitment to sustainable practices. The partnership is launching with a kick-off tree planting event in Millcreek, Utah on April 18 at 9 a.m. Traeger employees will help plant 20 much-needed trees in Scott Avenue Park (3475 S 800 E, Millcreek, UT 84106). Arbor Day Foundation’s Alliance for Community Tree member, TreeUtah, is facilitating the planting.

Traceability Is a Must for Companies With Zero-Deforestation Pledges

By Julie Nash
Blog

Unilever and Nestlé made waves in February when they became the first global food companies to publish their entire palm oil supply chains — both their direct suppliers and the mills that indirectly supply them. Palm oil is a key ingredient for many of the companies’ products, from margarine to candy to soap and shampoo; yet, it has been a thorn in the side of their zero-deforestation commitments.

The Philippines Needs a National Agroforestry Policy to Meet the Sustainable Development Goals

Representatives of Philippine government forestry and agriculture agencies, the private sector, universities, farmers’ organizations and NGOs are calling for a national agroforestry policy to meet climate challenges.
Blog

The Philippines is one of the world’s most vulnerable countries to the impacts of climate change, annually experiencing more than 20 typhoons, of increasing strength, that destroy lives and livelihoods. Adding to this, the country’s many islands were some of the first in the Southeast Asian archipelago to experience severe deforestation that began in the 1930s, which has exacerbated erosion, loss of soil productivity and reduction of ecosystem services. Restoration of the 8 million hectares of degraded state land has been estimated to need 206 years at the present rate of progress.

How to Grow a Bamboo Industry

The Indonesian bamboo industry is underdeveloped and missing opportunities. More support is needed.
Blog

Despite a significant contribution to the economy, the bamboo industry in Indonesia remains underdeveloped. In terms of policy, bamboo is also often overlooked, with most attention focused on timber.

48 African Countries Meet in Nairobi to Explore Climate Change Technologies

Press Release

NAIROBI, Kenya, April 5, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Climate experts from Africa will meet next week in Kenya to discuss collaboration and technology transfer. Representatives from government, private sector, finance and research institutions will gather in Nairobi, Kenya, 9–10 April 2018.
 

Transforming an Oilfield Waste Land Into a Boreal Forest

Transforming a former oilfield land treatment facility into a boreal forest for the benefit of the community
Article

Consulting Engineers of Alberta (CEA) presented Tetra Tech (EBA) with an Environmental Award of Merit at the CEA Showcase Awards Gala, an event attended by more than 500 industry leaders in February 2017. The Showcase Awards recognize excellence in consulting engineering in Alberta and throughout the world. Tetra Tech received the Environmental Award of Merit for its work with Newalta Corporation to design a closure approach for a former oilfield waste land treatment facility south of Drayton Valley, Alberta.

Arbor Day Foundation and Boise Paper Celebrate 10th Project UP™ Planting Day

Milestone Planting Day will restore Houston park devastated by Hurricane Harvey
Press Release

LINCOLN, Neb., April 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ – This spring, the Arbor Day Foundation and Boise Paper will celebrate the 10th planting day event of Project UP™, a partnership to revitalize neighborhoods across North America through tree planting. Project UP turns abandoned and neglected urban spaces into clean, green neighborhood gathering places where families and individuals can come together, relax and thrive.

Keep Indiana Beautiful’s David Forsell Recognized With J. Sterling Morton Award

International Arbor Day Foundation Award Honors Lifelong Commitment to Tree Planting
Press Release

LINCOLN, Neb., April 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The Arbor Day Foundation has announced today that David Forsell has been awarded the Foundation’s J. Sterling Morton Award which recognizes an individual who has had a positive impact on the environment due to his or her lifelong commitment to tree planting and conservation. The individual will have demonstrated a commitment to advancing tree planting and care through a record of education, work experience, talent and temperament.

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