One of the ways Earth Day Network improves our shared environment is 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 through tree-planting. Using agroforestry and tree care training, we empower organizations and citizens to conserve, repair, and restore tree cover to their lands.
Earth Day Network targets areas of the world most in need of reforestation, including some of the world’s poorest communities; and land degraded by logging, fires, drought, floods, hurricanes, and earthquakes. Our projects also focus on restoring forests in environmentally critical areas such the Amazon rainforest and the Boreal Forest.
The benefits of trees are extraordinary. Trees provide food, energy and income to help communities achieve long-term economic and environmental sustainability. Trees also filter the air and help reverse the impacts of climate change. In just one year, a mature leafy tree produces as much oxygen as 10 people inhale!
Our goal for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day in 2020 is to plant 7.8 billion trees, one for every person on earth.
You can help support the Canopy Project by donating to our $1 per tree program. 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. That’s huge impact for every dollar you donate!