TD Bank Group to Reach Goal of Planting 300,000 Trees in North America
TD Bank Group, through its urban greening grassroots program, TD Tree Days, is proud to be reaching its goal of planting its 300,000th tree this year. Since the program launched in 2010, TD Tree Days has worked with community organizations across Canada, the United States and Europe to bring together TD employees, their families and friends, and community members to help make a difference in their communities.
To date, TD Tree Days events have seen over 285,000 trees and shrubs planted, helping to green communities and build healthier, more biodiverse public spaces. Last year, over 9,000 volunteers, including more than 3,800 youth, participated in over 160 community events.
Greening community spaces is vitally important, both for environmental purposes and for fostering healthy communities. As trees mature, they help absorb more carbon dioxide (C02), contributing to the mitigation of climate change. Approximately 140 tonnes of C02 has been sequestered by the trees and shrubs planted through TD Tree Days since 2010, equaling roughly 335,532 miles driven by an average vehicle in one year, or more than 100 times the distance across the United States. Trees also help to regulate temperatures, filter water and reduce noise pollution in urban areas.
With the help of volunteers, TD Tree Days will soon be planting its 300,000th tree. This year, TD Tree Days is part of #TDCommonGround celebrations, a $6 million initiative to revitalize green spaces at over 150 sites across Canada. To learn more, visit www.commongroundprojecttd.com.
Visit www.tdtreedays.com for more information on community plantings.