Take, for example, the fact that a single tree is capable of absorbing 10 pounds of carbon dioxide annually. According to Recyclebank, a mature oak tree can take in 369 gallons of water each day – important for oxygen production and prevention of soil erosion. And one tree can even produce the same cooling effect as 10 air conditioning units running for 20 hours a day.
This fall, Avista partnered with The Lands Council to plant trees for the 6th Annual Reforest Spokane Day. Over 400 volunteers planted 2,500 trees and native shrubs in west Spokane, downtown and along the Centennial Trail and Spokane River. Avista is proud to partner with The Lands Council on this wonderful community event and engage the community while enhancing the health of our natural resources.
General Motors China engaged eight of its parts suppliers in a yearlong “Green Supply Chain” initiative designed to reduce energy consumption. The suppliers implemented 64 projects that resulted in emissions and facility noise reductions, as well as optimized lighting and energy management system improvements.
December 1, 2015 /3BL Media/ - TD Forests and the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) have released a report, The Natural Capital Value of Forest Habitat Conservation, which looks at the natural capital value of several properties conserved by the NCC, with support from the TD Forests program.
Local BJ’s Wholesale Clubs participated in National NeighborWoods® Month, an annual campaign to plant and care for community trees during the month of October. Due to BJ’s partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation, BJ’s Clubs learned of various volunteer opportunities to improve their neighborhoods by planting and caring for trees.
BJ’s Team Members joined tens of thousands of volunteers throughout the month to help make communities greener including:
This agroforestry approach will improve soil fertility and productivity of coffee farms
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A total of 200 000 trees have been planted by Nespresso and partner Pur Projet in Ethiopia and Guatemala since the beginning of the year to benefit over 600 local coffee farmers. This agroforestry initiative, part of the Nespresso AAA Sustainable Quality™ Program in coffee producing countries, is meant to improve soil fertility and productivity of coffee farms by providing shade for coffee trees and prevent landslides on community land. These new trees will also provide income diversification to farmers through the sales of fruit and timber.
With UPS support, WWF helps locally-led organizations with reforestation efforts
by Niloofar Ganjian,
WWF works to conserve nature and reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on Earth. Recognizing that the problems facing our planet are increasingly more complex and urgent, we have refined the way we work with an ambitious new strategy that organizes our efforts around six key areas: forests, oceans, freshwater, wildlife, food and climate.
MGM Resorts employees have logged 1.3 Million actions to make our world a better place to live. Combined, these actions have saved enough water to fill 93 olympic-size swimming pools, 843 dumpsters worth of trash, 79 railroad cars of coal worth of emissions, and 4,079 trees.
UPS supports Earth Day Network’s global tree-planting efforts
by Kathleen Rogers
Earth Day Network (EDN) is the largest recruiter to the environmental movement in the world. Over one billion people across 192 countries will participate in Earth Day 2015, making it the largest civic observance in the world.
With over 50,000 partners, EDN supports and promotes environmental laws and civic participation to build environmental democracy since the first Earth Day in 1970. This year marks Earth Day’s 45th anniversary.
UPS Supports Conservation of Forests Critical to Reducing the Impact of Climate Change
by Bill Toomey
As the director of the forest health program at The Nature Conservancy, I have the privilege of leading work I love and work that makes a difference in the world. As an ecologist I have an understanding of the importance of nature and its many benefits to people and communities.
For 30 years The Nature Conservancy and UPS have worked together to advance forest conservation projects. To date, The UPS Foundation – the company’s philanthropic arm – has provided over $4 million for Conservancy projects.