Conservation and Restoration
The Canopy Project
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, Earth Day Network has planted tens of millions of trees with The Canopy Project, working worldwide to strengthen communities.
In the coming year, Earth Day Network has a goal of planting 7.8 billion trees — one tree for every person on earth — in honor of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day in 2020.
Earth Day Network 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. We have also conducted broad tree planting in the wake of environmental disasters. For example, we have planted over 500,000 trees in Haiti since the 2010 earthquake.
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. Expanding cropland and agricultural systems, building roads and harvesting wood for lumber leads to further deforestation. When logging companies look for new timber, poor communities who depend on the forests are again threatened.
We focus on planting productive tree species that can provide healthy and valuable food resources for local communities. Using regional tree species and allowing the saplings to grow for 6–18 months, The Canopy Project initiatives have 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.