American Forests and the World Economic Forum create and co-lead the U.S. chapter of 1t.org, a global community committed to conserving, restoring and growing 1 trillion trees by 2030. To do that, U.S.-based corporations, government entities and non-profit organizations make pledges to create healthy forests in order to help mitigate and adapt to climate change, as well as to advance social equity. By the end of 2020, nearly 1 billion trees were pledged.
Thirty years after it launched, the American ReLeaf program has now planted more than 65 million trees.
In November, American Forests unveils its first Tree Equity Scores, which are a measure of the equitable distribution of tree cover across urban neighborhoods in the U.S. The scores, based on such factors as existing tree cover, population density, income, employment, race and ethnicity, age and urban heat island effect, were first released in three pilot urban areas.