Trees filter the air and stave off the effects of climate change. Trees also reverse the impacts of land degradation and provide food, energy, and income to communities. Trees are also one of Chicago’s most important natural resources; they provide shade and help to clean the air. In Chicago, trees remove more than 18,000 tons of air pollution each year.
However, most of the world’s forests are located in some of the poorest areas on the earth, and when those forests are depleted, communities are left without their livelihood. Expanding cropland and agricultural systems, building roads and harvesting wood for lumber leads to further deforestation. When logging companies look for new timber, poor communities who depend on the forests are again threatened. The Canopy Project focuses on planting productive tree species that can provide healthy and valuable food resources for local communities. Using regional tree species and allowing the saplings to grow for 6–18 months, The Canopy Project initiatives have high tree survival rates.
The Canopy Project improves our shared environment by planting trees across the globe. Since 2010, the Earth Day Network and The Canopy Project have planted tens of millions of trees worldwide! In the coming year, Earth Day Network has a goal of planting 7.8 billion trees — one tree for every person on earth — in honor of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day in 2020. Fulton Grace is joining The Canopy Project and Earth Day Network in supporting this necessary effort for Earth Day. You too can donate to the cause – each dollar you pledge supports the planting of one tree. Planting trees strengthen local economies. Every dollar spent on reforestation generates $2.50 in local downstream income and benefits. It’s a win, win for everyone!
Help preserve our environment and combat climate change. Plant a tree through The Canopy Project. Prefer to keep it hyper-local? Check out the myriad of incredible community gardens and urban farms you can help support right here in Chicago! Even sweeter, join millions of others in celebrating our wondrous planet with a 3-day live stream!
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