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BJ’s Wholesale Clubs Helps Make Communities Green for National NeighborWoods® Month

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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:

Nespresso Plants 200,000 trees in Ethiopia and Guatemala

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.

WWF on Locally-Led Reforestation Projects

With UPS support, WWF helps locally-led organizations with reforestation efforts
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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.

Earth Day 2015

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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. 

 

 

Earth Day Network on Advocating for the Environment

UPS supports Earth Day Network’s global tree-planting efforts
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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.

The Nature Conservancy on Forest Conservation Around the World

UPS Supports Conservation of Forests Critical to Reducing the Impact of Climate Change
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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.

The Conservation Fund: Conservation and Community

UPS and The Conservation Fund collaborate to conserve forests across the US
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By Jena Thompson-Meredith

For more than 30 years, The Conservation Fund has worked at the intersection of conservation and community. We believe that environmental protection and economic vitality must go hand in hand, and this longstanding principle guides our team every day.

With a presence in every state across the U.S., we have protected 7.5 million acres valued at more than $5 billion, including more than two million acres of forests valued at just short of $2 billion.

Warranty Solutions®, a Wells Fargo Business, Donates a Million Trees

Donation to Arbor Day Foundation® is the equivalent of removing 530,000 tons of carbon monoxide from the atmosphere
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LAKEWOOD, Colo., March 10, 2015 /3BL Media/ – As a part of an ongoing commitment to sustainability, Warranty Solutions®, a Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC)  business, has donated one million trees through the Arbor Day Foundation® since the launch of its EcoMind® option in 2009.

Lahey Health Enhances Wellness of Residents in Lowell by Funding Tree Planting

Lahey Health employee volunteers root for the environment by planting 15 trees
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October 27, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Lahey Health has partnered with CBS EcoMedia through its EcoAd program to support the planting of 15 large trees at the intersection of Pawtucket Street and Father Morissette Boulevard in downtown Lowell. The tree planting was coordinated by Alliance for Community Trees and the Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust. Funding will support ongoing maintenance and pruning of the trees.

Lahey Health’s funding will increase downtown Lowell’s urban forest while achieving the many quality-of-life benefits that come with planting trees.

Caterpillar Employees Volunteer to Educate, Improve Environment

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Caterpillar is committed to making sustainable progress possible and encourages our employees to get involved in sustainability efforts in their facilities and communities, which is what Caterpillar employees did in Texas and Illinois in April. Employees spent time volunteering to help educate others and improve the environment for Earth Day.

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