As part of its mission to protect natural lands and preserve the environment for all people, Earth Day Network developed The Canopy Project. Since 2010, Earth Day Network has planted over 5 million trees in 32 countries, especially focusing on areas of the world most in need of reforestation. With the reality of increasingly unpredictable weather patterns and more frequent and violent storms and floods, tree cover to prevent devastating soil erosion has never been more important.
The Canopy Project has empowered rural and urban people to conserve repair and restore tree cover to their lands and rebuild local economies. In addition to reversing the impacts of land degradation, benefits include providing food, energy and income, all enabling communities to help themselves going forward and achieve long-term economic and environmental sustainability. Planting trees thereby helps bolster and preserve livelihoods and cultures today and for future generations. The UN estimates that for every dollar spent for reforestation, 2.5 dollars is generated in local downstream income and benefits.
Our tree plantings are supported by sponsors and individual donations and carried out in partnership with nonprofit tree planting organizations throughout the world. We work in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme’s Billion Trees Campaign. Each tree planted is counted toward A Billion Acts of Green®.
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