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500 Companies Planting 2000 Trees - Get Involved

Published 04-06-16

Submitted by One Tree Planted

One Tree Planted announced today April 6th, the launch of the Million Tree Challenge. The main goal of this challenge is to recruit 500 companies to commit to planting 2000 trees per year. For every $1.00 dollar donated by a company, one tree will be planted to help with reforestation projects throughout the United States, in collaboration with the United States Forestry Service.

“Two thousand dollars is not a major commitment for most companies and we want to make it super simple for any company to get involved and make a positive impact,” says Matt Hill, founder and Chief Environmental  Evangelist at One Tree Planted. 

The Million Tree Challenge will help provide funding for micro-reforestation projects throughout the United States that have recently been affected from forest fires, floods, and epidemics like the pine beetle. These micro-projects often fly under the radar and do not receive funding from the Federal or State level because they are deemed too small in scope. A micro-project typically needs anywhere from 500 to 25,000 trees to be planted in order to reforest, improve watershed management and help restore wildlife habitat.

“We are calling out to all those big companies to get involved. If you are a Fortune 500 Company or even a small to mid-size business, then signup today and help commit to planting 2000 trees because together we can easily reach one million trees planted."

Planting trees is a simple and effective way of having a direct impact on the environment. This challenge is perfect for businesses that are looking for new approaches to their sustainability initiatives. 

How to get involved takes less than 2 minutes and 3 easy steps: 

1)  Go to - http://milliontreechallenge.us

2)  Enter your company information

3)  Make your commitment level of $2000 

About Deforestation:
Up to 50% of the world’s forests have been cleared, representing one of the most significant land use changes in history. A key driver of this change has been the conversion and exploitation of forests to meet the growing global demand for commodities from forest regions, such as timber and paper, minerals, oil and gas, and food and biofuels.

About One Tree Planted:
One Tree Planted is a non-profit 501c3 charity based in Shelburne Vermont that helps with global reforestation efforts. They work with reforestation partners around the world to help plant trees in North America, Latin America, Asia and Africa. For every dollar donated, one tree is planted. www.onetreeplanted.org

About the United States Forestry:
The United States Forestry Service is a multi-faceted agency that manages and protects 154 national forests.. Their mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.

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One Tree Planted is a non-profit 501c3 charity based in Shelburne Vermont that helps with global reforestation efforts. They work with reforestation partners around the world to help plant trees in North America, Latin America, Asia and Africa. For every dollar donated, one tree is planted. www.onetreeplanted.org

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