NJ TREE FOUNDATION SELECTED TO PARTNER WITH TD TREE DAYS TO ENHANCE URBAN FOREST AND THE COMMUNITY BY PLANTING TREES IN CAMDEN, NJ ON OCTOBER 27TH, 2020
October 21st, 2020– CAMDEN, NJ– TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®, has actually picked the NJ Tree Foundation to get a 2020 TD Tree Days grant. TD Tree Days is a community-based program developed in collaboration with the Arbor Day Foundation, which broadens city forests and green areas in low- to moderate-income communities. The grant will enable the NJ Tree Foundation's personnel and volunteers to plant 48 native trees at Liney Ditch Park, Phoenix Park, and Michael Doyle Fishing Pier in Camden City on October 27th, 2020.
“We're honored to support the NJ Tree Foundation throughout TD Tree Days to expand the tree canopy and assistance offer a much healthier environment, which is critically important this year as more individuals recognize the health advantages of spending time outdoors during the pandemic,” stated Shelley Sylva, TD Bank's Head of Social Impact. “TD Tree Days becomes part of the TD Ready Commitment which supports efforts to assist ensure a sustainable and inclusive future for all. TD Tree Days is among many programs that promote a vibrant world by offering green areas where they are most required. Trees do a lot more than improve our neighborhoods– they produce oxygen; improve air quality and slow climate change by decreasing carbon emissions, air-borne pollutants and smog; supply cooling shade to reduce energy costs; and boost lifestyle.”
Now in its ninth year, the TD Tree Days program generally combines neighborhood members and TD employees at planting occasions in neighborhoods from Maine to Florida. Founded in Canada in 2010, the program has actually positively affected neighborhoods and the environment as TD's flagship volunteer and metropolitan greening program, planting more than 435,000 native trees and shrubs, mostly in Canada and the U.S., and is managed with support from the Arbor Day Foundation. Under the TD Ready Commitment platform, TD promises to plant one million trees in North America by 2030, and the TD Tree Days program will count toward that objective.
The NJ Tree Foundation is one of 17 companies in the United States that was selected to take part in TD Tree Days through an application process. “We are delighted to participate in TD Tree Days since this grant gives us the opportunity to carry out a big scale tree planting in 2 parks and at an enjoyed community fishing pier,” describes Meredith Brown of the NJ Tree Foundation, “The trees will assist filter out air contaminants in a community that traditionally has borne the brunt of industry in Camden. The trees will also develop a living screen to shield homeowners from the view of market, while absorbing excess stormwater runoff and contamination. We value the Arbor Day Foundation and TD Bank's support to make this task possible”.
In addition to Camden NJ, TD Tree Days events are set up in these communities this award cycle: Detroit, MI, Trenton, NJ. Wimauma, FL, Piedmont, SC, Lewiston, ME, Boynton Beach, FL, Poughkeepsie, NY, Bronx, NY, Pine Forest and Crandon Parks in Miami, FL, Bridgeport, CT, Myrtle Beach, SC, Roxbury, MA, Philadelphia, PA, Wilmington, DE, and Pawtucket, RI.
About NJ TREE FOUNDATION: Our Mission: The New Jersey Tree Foundation is a statewide not-for-profit organization committed to planting trees in New Jersey's most underserved communities, where the requirement is greatest. Through tree planting, volunteerism, and collaborations, we assist neighborhoods in enhancing their environment & & lifestyle. For more information about the NJ Tree Foundation and our programs please see www.njtrees.org or discover us on social networks @njtrees.
About the TD Ready Commitment
TD Tree Days supports TD's longstanding dedication to neighborhood enrichment and forms one part of its TD Ready Commitment, a multi-year platform that actively promotes inclusivity, economic vitality, environmental wellness and health, enabling individuals of all backgrounds to succeed in a quickly altering world. As part of the TD Ready Commitment, TD targets CDN $1 billion (United States $775 million) in overall by 2030 towards neighborhood giving up 4 crucial areas: Financial Security, a more Vibrant Planet, Connected Communities and Better Health. Through this platform, TD desires create a more inclusive tomorrow– assisting people of all backgrounds feel more positive, not almost their finances, but about their ability to achieve their objectives. Click here for more information about the TD Ready Commitment..
About TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®
TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, is one of the 10 biggest banks in the U.S., offering more than 9.5 million clients with a complete series of retail, small business and business banking product or services at more than 1,220 practical locations throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Metro D.C., the Carolinas and Florida. In addition, TD Bank and its subsidiaries offer tailored personal banking and wealth management services through TD Wealth ®, and lorry funding and dealer commercial services through TD Auto Finance. TD Bank is headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J. To find out more, visit www.td.com/us. Find TD Bank on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TDBank and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TDBank_US and www.twitter.com/TDNews_US.
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