Arbor Day Foundation Rang The Nasdaq Stock Market Opening Bell to Celebrate Earth Day

Arbor Day Foundation Rang The Nasdaq Stock Market Opening Bell to Celebrate Earth Day

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 8:30am

CAMPAIGN: Arbor Day Foundation News

CONTENT: Press Release

LINCOLN, Neb., April 22, 2015 /3BL Media/ — The Arbor Day Foundation visited the Nasdaq Market Site in Times Square this morning in celebration of Earth Day and calling attention to the importance of trees.

Dan Lambe, President of the Arbor Day Foundation and Michael Hartofilis, Vice President and co-founder of Greenlight Energy rang the opening bell.  The New York Stock Exchange’s (NYSE) opening and closing bells mark the beginning and the end of each trading day. Many consider the act of ringing the bells to be an honor and a symbol of a lifetime of achievement.

“This is a week to celebrate the Earth and its resources, and trees are a remarkable, renewable resource from which we all benefit,” stated Lambe. “We’re grateful for the opportunity today to call attention to why trees are important in helping to address complex issues across the country and around the globe.”

Trees can be assets to a community when properly planted and maintained. They help to improve the visual appeal of a neighborhood or shopping district, increase property values, reduce home cooling costs, remove air pollutants, and provide wildlife habitat, among many other benefits.

About Nasdaq:

Nasdaq (Nasdaq: NDAQ) is a leading provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services across six continents. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, Nasdaq enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today's global capital markets. As the creator of the world's first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 70 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. Nasdaq is home to more than 3,500 listed companies with a market value of approximately $9.5 trillion and more than 10,000 corporate clients. To learn more, visit: or

About the Arbor Day Foundation: The Arbor Day Foundation is a million member nonprofit conservation and education organization with the mission to inspire people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees. More information at

CATEGORY: Environment