Consumers Energy Helps Grand Rapids Reach 40% Tree Canopy Goal

Consumers Energy Helps Grand Rapids Reach 40% Tree Canopy Goal

#CEvolunteers at a Friends of Grant Rapids Parks Arbor Day tree planting event in 2013.

#CEvolunteers at a Friends of Grant Rapids Parks Arbor Day tree planting event in 2013.

#CEvolunteers at a Friends of Grant Rapids Parks Arbor Day tree planting event in 2013.

#CEvolunteers at a Friends of Grant Rapids Parks Arbor Day tree planting event in 2013.

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.@ConsumersEnergy #volunteers plan to support Grand Rapids' 40% tree canopy goal by planting 300 trees. Learn how the company is working toward its five-year goal to restore or protect 5,000 acres of Michigan land http://bit.ly/2W2S5nm #ArborDay
Friday, April 26, 2019 - 9:25am

Did you know one tree can produce enough oxygen for up to four people? According to the Arbor Day Foundation, planting trees has many benefits including improving air quality, protecting wildlife and enabling energy savings.

In 2009, the City of Grand Rapids introduced a goal to achieve a 40 percent tree canopy citywide. A “tree canopy” is defined as the proportion of land covered by trees as seen from an aerial view. To achieve this environmental goal, the West Michigan community would need to plant an additional 1,640 acres of tree canopy on approximately 7,000 acres of land.

In 2018, Consumers Energy announced a five-year goal to enhance, restore or protect 5,000 acres of Michigan land. We’re pleased to support Grand Rapids’ 40 percent tree canopy goal by:

See how we’re protecting the planet for generations to come: ConsumersEnergy.com/sustainability. Learn more about the City of Grand Rapids’ tree canopy goal: http://bit.ly/2E0sUdf.

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