American Forests builds movements that inspire and empower actions at a large scale — such as the creation of new reforestation policies. Many of our projects focus on fulfilling the two pledges we have made as part of the 1t.org US Chapter, which we lead with the World Economic Forum. We have pledged to plant 100 million trees in natural landscapes and 1.2 million in cities across the U.S. by 2030.
Movement Building for Tree Equity
American Forests shapes new urban forestry and climate justice policies in a variety of ways, including through Vibrant Cities Lab, the preeminent online resource for urban forestry research, tools and case studies. We helped create the site and now manage it with the United States Forest Service. We also helped launch the Urban and Community Forest Working Group of the U.S. chapter of 1t.org to advance climate resiliency and equity in urban forestry.
Movement Building for Resilient Forests
Coalitions are key to building movements. The Forest-Climate Working Group, staffed and co-chaired by American Forests, is the nation’s only forest-sector coalition working to advance climate change solutions. At the state level, we help states involved in the U.S. Climate Alliance set and pursue ambitious commitments related to forest-climate solutions.