By Sydney Mucha, Communications Intern
As part as Alcoa Foundation’s Partnership for Trees Program, Alcoa is committed to plant 10 million trees by 2020, a portion of which they’ll plant with American Forests. More than 900,000 trees have been planted so far and the equivalent of 250,000 metric tons of CO2 have been absorbed by these plantings annually.
In 2015, more than 200,000 trees will be planted across 26 projects funded through this partnership, bringing the five-year tree-planting total to 1.14 million trees! From Brazil to China and even across the United States, some of this year’s projects will help:
- Improve stormwater management and improved watershed quality in Maryland.
- Reforest an abandoned coal mining site near Pittsburgh.
- Increase tree cover in Halton Hills, Canada
Find more about American Forests’ partnership with Alcoa on our web page and check out how much of a difference we have made through our new infographic, which details the first five years of the partnership with Alcoa Foundation!