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Plant a Forest With the Canopy Project

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago.
The second best time is today.

Forests are one of our most powerful tools to combat climate change and provide food and habitat for the species of the world. But our forests are under threat.

Our planet is currently losing forests at a staggering rate: We’re losing more than 18 million acres of forests every year — that’s about 27 soccer fields of forest lost every minute.

EARTHDAY.ORG’s Canopy Project plants trees to benefit local communities, increase habitat for species, and combat climate change.

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.

The Canopy Project improves our shared environment by planting trees across the globe. Since 2010, EARTHDAY.ORG has planted tens of millions of trees with The Canopy Project, working worldwide to strengthen communities.

Reforestation helps disadvantaged communities. 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.

EARTHDAY.ORG works with global partners to reforest areas in dire need of rehabilitation, including areas with some of the world’s communities most at-risk from climate change and environmental degradation.

The Canopy Project focuses on planting productive tree species that can provide healthy and valuable food resources for local communities, ensuring high tree-survival rates.

You can support The Canopy Project by donating — each dollar you donate supports the planting of one tree.

Planting trees strengthens local economies: Every dollar spent on reforestation generates $2.50 in local downstream income and benefits.

Help preserve our environment and combat climate change.

Plant a tree through The Canopy Project:

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The power of reforestation