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Truist Foundation Supports TreesCharlotte, Planting Trees at Local Schools

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Originally posted in TreesCharlotte's "The Leaflet - Fall 2020"

As the COVID-19 rains kicked in last spring, Truist Financial Corporation threw TreesCharlotte one heck of a life preserver: a surprise gift of $20,850 to salvage the end of our season. 

When the N.C. governor enacted shelter-in-place restrictions in March, TreesCharlotte had three major events stranded on the calendar: a pair of 200- plus tree plantings at Mallard Creek High and Parkside Elementary and the final Citywide TreeStore with nearly 1,000 trees to give away. 

Mobilizing Our Resources: Partnering With Arbor Day Foundation for Community Resilience

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At International Paper, we mobilize our people, products and resources to address critical needs in our community. See how our support of the Arbor Day Foundation’s Community Tree Recovery Program is making a difference in the lives of disaster victims in Orange, Texas.

(Note: video footage from 2019 and earlier)

Click here to learn more about community engagement at International Paper. 

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Arbor Day Foundation Launches Wildfire Restoration Collaborative

Leading tree planting nonprofit rallies partners to raise awareness and action around restoring forest lands devastated by wildfires
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LINCOLN, Neb., October 20, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The Arbor Day Foundation today announced the launch of its Wildfire Restoration Collaborative, a group of corporate and non-governmental partners dedicated to the long-term restoration of forestlands devastated by wildfires. The Foundation-led initiative connects private sector partners with high-impact tree planting projects aiming to restore critical ecosystems and build resilience against future fires.

Efforts to Plant Trees After the Wildfires Must Include Corporations

Words by Roya Sabri
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The Arbor Day Foundation, which has committed to planting trees worldwide since 1972, outlines a six-fold process for wildfire response. The Foundation’s steps don’t start and end with planting seedlings. Restoration requires time, dedication and certainly collaboration.

Corporations have a place in the process. Once the fire has stopped spreading, the displaced have been sheltered and fed, damages have been assessed and prioritized, and local experts have planted seedlings, corporate partners can come in to supplement the previous work already done.

UPS Announces New Environmental Commitment Supporting Underserved Communities Globally

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ATLANTA, Ga. September 24, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The growing urgency of supporting environmental and social justice efforts around the world has fueled a new commitment by UPS to plant more than 50 million trees by 2030, in alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals period (2015-2030).

Beyond Climate Solutions: How Our Corporate Partners Invest in People, Nature, and Wildlife

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This year, tree planting at-scale has gained momentum and media traction – especially around forests’ potential to act as nature’s own carbon removal technology. And with good reason. Trees are an asset that we can’t afford not to use if we want to maintain a livable climate. According to The Nature Conservancy, nature-based climate solutions could account for 37 percent of necessary reductions, with forests, specifically, making the heaviest lifts to remove carbon from the atmosphere. 

HP Inc. and the Arbor Day Foundation Team Up to Plant One Million Trees by the End of 2020

During Climate Week, HP continues to showcase its commitment to a low-carbon, circular economy through protecting, restoring, and promoting sustainable forests while setting goals and intentions to reduce consumption in operations over the next 5 years.
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Highlights:

  • HP takes next step in realizing a forest-positive future by pledging one million trees to support Arbor Day Foundation  
  • Since announcing its forest-positive vision for printing in 2019, HP has donated more than $12 million to NGO partnerships to protect forests, improve responsible forest management, and develop science-based targets for forests. Its expanded commitment to the Foundation will drive high-impact tree planting initiatives, including the restoration of California forests devastated by the 2018 Carr and Camp wildfires.
  • HP to speak about the importance of a forest-positive future during an Arbor Day Foundation panel at Climate Week on September 24
  • HP pledges to reduce potable water consumption in global operations by 35% by 2025
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Highlights:

  • HP takes next step in realizing a forest-positive future by pledging one million trees to support Arbor Day Foundation  
  • Since announcing its forest-positive vision for printing in 2019, HP has donated more than $12 million to NGO partnerships to protect forests, improve responsible forest management, and develop science-based targets for forests. Its expanded commitment to the Foundation will drive high-impact tree planting initiatives, including the restoration of California forests devastated by the 2018 Carr and Camp wildfires.
  • HP to speak about the importance of a forest-positive future during an Arbor Day Foundation panel at Climate Week on September 24
  • HP pledges to reduce potable water consumption in global operations by 35% by 2025

Arbor Day Foundation Receives Award to Grow Natural Climate Solutions

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Through the generous support of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, The Nature Conservancy’s Natural Climate Solutions Accelerator program announced the award of $860,000 to be split among five projects designed to help scale climate change mitigation by capturing and storing carbon on natural and working lands in the U.S. 

Applauding the World's Tree Planters

Dan Lambe, President, Arbor Day Foundation
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This year, we’ve witnessed growing momentum around trees as a tool to help solve society’s unprecedented challenges. People around the globe are turning to trees for a good reason: they change lives. They provide the necessities of life itself. From cleaning our air and water to promoting physical and mental health, trees are integral to the wellbeing of both people and our planet.

Recognizing Exelon for Their Energy-Saving Trees Program

Congratulations to Exelon for being named a 2020 Top Project of the Year by Environmental+Energy Leader
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We work with utility companies and communities across the country to distribute trees to homeowners to help lower energy use. The companies we work with are committed to preserving the environment and improving their communities. Being named as the Environmental+Energy Leader Project of the year is a rewarding validation of Exelon’s 9-year commitment to social responsibility and the communities it serves. The award recognizes top products and projects based on their success in providing significant sustainability and energy management results.

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