The Arbor Day Foundation is a non-profit conservation and education organization. It is made up of over a million members, donors and partners that support its programs to make our world greener and healthier. A top Arbor Day Foundation mission statement is to enrich the planet with as many trees as possible in an effort to purify the air and better our living environment as a whole. They are working to accomplish this mission through their Time for Trees initiative.
What is Time for Trees?
Through the Time for Trees initiative, the Arbor Day Foundation intends to accomplish two major feats by their 150th anniversary in 2022. The first is to plant 100 million trees in forests and communities around the globe. The second is to inspire 5 million tree planters to help carry the mission forward.
Flux Connectivity got on board with Time for Trees when it was introduced in March of 2019. We strongly believe that meeting and even exceeding the initiative’s lofty goals is a big step in the right direction for our planet. It’s vital to ensure that we continue to have life’s essentials. We’re talking about clean air, clean water and a tolerable climate. These are all necessities that trees provide us with.
“Trees provide the very necessities of life itself,” proclaims the Arbor Day Foundation, “They clean our air, protect our drinking water, create healthy communities, and feed the human soul. But these life necessities are threatened around the globe…Air and water pollution is rampant. Weather patterns are shifting at an alarming rate. Poverty is widespread. The entire globe is battling poor health for a number of reasons. And society as a whole is becoming more and more fractured. We must do something before it’s too late.”
Why should you support Arbor Day Foundation?
With increased help from members of the general public, the Time for Trees initiative is certainly bound to build upon the already-astounding progress it has made. By the time 2020 rolled around, more than 66 million trees had been planted. Just one of the benefits of the newly-planted trees is recovery disaster.
In communities damaged by hurricanes and tornadoes, new trees are helping to restore the natural environment. They are also replacing the majestic trees lost to wildfires in forests while restoring critical rain forest lands that were devastated by unsustainable forestry and agriculture practices.
What is the global impact of 66 million newly-planted trees?
Firstly, these new trees will sequester enough carbon to equal taking more than 4.1 million cars off the road for an entire year. They will also intercept and filter enough water to fill the water bottle of every person on Earth every day for nearly four years. In addition, they will provide an estimated $500 million in human health benefits!
At Flux Connectivity, we’re very proud of the 66 million tree accomplishment. Time for Trees has also inspired more than 3.8 million tree planters so far. However, we have more work to do. We’d like to invite you to join us in supporting the Arbor Day Foundation’s large-scale effort.
You can donate to the Time for Trees initiative HERE in order to support tree planting. On behalf of our entire team, we sincerely thank you for helping us make a difference for the better in our world!