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Trees, plants and gardens absorb and store carbon dioxide, acting as natural carbon sinks. Community Gardens promote food security, improve public health and can play an important role in making healthy, ethical, and sustainable food more available.

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  • Planting one tree can cost as little as 10 cents and be done in 15 seconds10 cents and be done in 15 seconds.

    “The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all, our most pleasing responsibility.”
    Wendell Berry
  • Trees provide habitat to over 80% of the world's terrestrial biodiversity.

    “The garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway.”
    Michael Pollan
  • 46% of trees have already been cleared from the Earth according to a study in Nature

    "To exist as a nation, to prosper as a state, to live as a people, we must have trees."
    Theodore Roosevelt
  • One tree can mature and consume 22 pounds of carbon dioxide per year.

    “Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky.”
    Kahlil Gibran
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What actions can you take

Planting gardens and trees can promote biodiversity, improve soil health, mental health, exercise, nutrition and educational outcomes.

  • Plant native trees in your yard or community.
  • Join a local tree planting initiative in your community and support forestation initiatives.
  • Advocate for local policies that prioritize green spaces and urban forestry.

Impacts of Actions

Clean Air

Planting trees in urban areas can help address heat island effects and improve air quality, particularly in disadvantaged communities.

Reduce Flooding

Trees help regulate the water cycle by absorbing and filtering rainwater, reducing runoff and soil erosion.

Save Money

TD estimated $80 million, or about $8 per-tree, worth of environmental benefits and cost savings each year.

Who's leading the charge?

One Tree Planted

A non-profit organization focused on global reforestation, planting trees in North America, Latin America, Asia, and Africa.
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Plant For the Planet

A global youth-led initiative empowering children to plant trees and educate others, aiming to combat climate change and promote sustainability.
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Canadian Wildlife Federation

Promotes an understanding of Canada's wildlife resources & ensures that all species are preserved for the use and enjoyment of all.
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In the news & Media

  •  Tree planting 'has mind-blowing potential' to tackle climate crisis.

    The GuardianDamian Carrington2019-07-04

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  • How planting 70 million eelgrass seeds led to an ecosystem's rapid recovery

    Science NewsJoseph Polidoro2020-10-14

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  • Community Gardens Are Growing Health, Food, & Opportunity Robbins2021-08-04

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