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4 Ways Your Organization Can Make Positive Impact on Arbor Day 2020

Other holidays repose upon the past;
Arbor Day proposes for the future.

J. Sterling Morton

Traditionally, through the planting of trees, Arbor Day imagines a better tomorrow. The idea has evolved from the days of Arbor Day founder and former U.S. secretary of agriculture, Julius Sterling Morton. However, tree planting still demonstrates a genuine concern for future generations. The simple act of planting a tree represents the belief in protecting our natural environment, providing shelter from the sun and wind, beautifying rural landscapes, and offering an escape from the urban jungle. Arbor Day is the perfect opportunity for people across the globe to celebrate their cities, parks, and forests by planting trees. Simply put, Arbor Day brings people together. As corporations and individuals, here are a few simple ways to celebrate Arbor Day 2020, which falls this year on Friday, April 24:

  1. Get more deeply involved with the Arbor Day Foundation:
    Arbor Day Foundation provides a wide variety of scalable strategic plans that align with your corporate objectives, whether reducing your companies’ carbon footprint or allowing customers to make greener choices. Arbor Day 2020 is the perfect time to establish a deeper relationship with the Arbor Day Foundation so that we can make even more great things happen together. This includes joining the global campaign to plant 1 trillion trees by supporting large-scale reforestation programs, as the Arbor Day Foundation continues to work with the leadership of the Trillion Trees Initiative.
  2. Community and corporate tree planting with social media:
    Become part of a growing movement centered around trees through organizing community tree planting events on your corporate campus or at a local park, trail, or green space. Learn more about this great opportunity to engage your employees. Share these moments with the Arbor Day Foundation on social media to better get the word out that tree planting contributes to communities, and protects our natural environment, whether in rural or urban settings. Arbor Day Foundation can also work together with you to develop a social media campaign, engaging both customers and employees, using #arborday.
  3. Write an article or social media post:
    Arbor Day Foundation can help you draft content and get the word out about your companies’ green initiatives, particularly the great work that we are already doing together. Sharing future environmentally friendly corporate plans would also be a terrific topic to focus on this Arbor Day 2020. Our team not only helps create content but can also pitch stories out to influential media, as well as arrange interviews with key journalists.
  4. Enjoy time outdoors with friends, family, and other loved ones:
    Whether purely enjoying the sights and sounds of the natural environment together with those close to you through hikes and park visits, or planting trees to honor and remember loved ones, take a moment to celebrate the past and future. Now is the time to make a difference together through trees.
The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.
Chinese Proverb

Team Trees Update

We did it! More than 800,000 unique donors from around the world became part of the #TeamTrees community following an initial call to action led by MrBeast, Mark Rober, and an extensive network of creators. #TeamTrees launched October 25th with an unprecedented wave of videos on YouTube all communicating the goal of raising $20 million by 2020 to plant 20 million trees around the world.

#TeamTrees quickly went viral and by December 19 surpassed the original goal and the promise of more than 20 million trees became a reality. Nearly 30 projects have been selected for the first wave of planting and more will soon follow. With more than $21.6 million raised to-date and people still contributing to the campaign, the #TeamTrees community continues to grow its global reach.

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