Sustainable Development Goals

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On September 25th 2015, countries in the United Nations adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years. We designed a blog series to demonstrate that Planting Trees and Growing Forests serves as a unique and innovative strategy to achieve each of the 17 sustainable development goals. When you get people to grow trees with our tree kits and pant matching trees in developing countries you are helping us transform our world for the better.

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Trees create economic opportunities. Fruit harvested from orchards can provide community members with a stable income. Conservation and reforestation projects can boost local economies while empowering individuals.

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Trees provide nutritious foods, including fruits and nuts. Trees can provide food not only to rural communities, but also help solve problems of urban hunger and food insecurity.

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Trees contribute to our health and well-being in a number of ways. They absorb odors and pollutant gases and can reduce rates of asthma due to improved air quality. Studies have found that trees reduce stress and obesity rates, and can even help us heal from illnesses faster.

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Trees create economic opportunities. Fruit harvested from orchards can provide community members with a stable income. Conservation and reforestation projects can boost local economies while empowering individuals.

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There is a direct correlation with hunger and gender inequalities. Empowering women to gain access to food, be providers, and lead their families has had a major impact on food access and ability to change financial situations. Involving women in tree-planting can thus empower them to support themselves and their families.

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Soils eroded by storm water runoff transfer excess sediment to streams and pollute our water. But forests can help clean. Trees and other forest vegetation intercept rain water, slow its movement and prevent it from eroding soils. Trees help filter rain water and recharge groundwater.

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Exciting new technologies are being created to develop clean and affordable energy through trees. One such invention captures energy generated by plants through photosynthesis. Another interesting technology is the conversion of wood chips to biofuel.

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Several case studies have found that tree planting projects boost economic growth. Urban forestry and urban wood reuse programs can support the local economy and create jobs.

SDG Tree Forest

Trees create economic opportunities. Fruit harvested from orchards can provide community members with a stable income. Conservation and reforestation projects can boost local economies while empowering individuals.

SDG Tree Forest

Research shows that wealthier neighborhoods have more tree coverage than poorer neighborhoods. It’s not necessarily that trees can reduce income inequality, but they can certainly raise people’s quality of life. Planting trees in poorer neighborhoods could play a role in reducing inequalities

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Urban trees play a huge role in cleaning the air, absorbing carbon dioxide, and thus mitigating climate change. The shade that trees provide also reduces air conditioning needs and thus saves energy costs.

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Trees conserve energy by cutting need for energy for cooling homes. Three trees placed strategically around a single-family home can cut summer air conditioning needs by up to 50 percent. Trees are also an integral part of production agriculture as they improve crop yields and preserve topsoil for future abundant harvests.

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Trees help mitigate climate change by storing carbon and releasing oxygen into the air. They filter and clean the air we breathe and help prevent water pollution.

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Trees reduce runoff by breaking rainfall thus allowing the water to flow down the trunk and into the earth below the tree. This prevents stormwater from carrying pollutants to the ocean, and harming fish, turtles, and other aquatic animals.

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Trees provide a canopy and habitat for wildlife. They also provide shade and cool communities and environments. Trees shield us from UV rays and help keep us safe.

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Trees tend to be negatively correlated with violence; more barren neighborhoods are shown to have higher rates of violence. Organizations like ForestNation & Plant for Peace use tree plantings as a way to create a better tomorrow. They bring people together by planting trees in developing countries and post-conflict territories around the world.

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Tree plantings provide an opportunity for community involvement and empowerment that improves the quality of life in our neighborhoods. All cultures, ages, and genders have an important role to play at a tree planting or tree care event.

“Imagine a World where everyone plants their own trees” – Julian Lennon, ForestNation Ambassador

  • Margaret Robinson ~ Atkins High School in Arkansas
    AP Human Geography and Earth Science classes at Atkins High School in Arkansas planted a Red Oak tree in honor of Global Cooperation day! We are doing our part!
  • Guillaume ChampeauCoordinator, Administration & eCommunications, BioFuelNet Canada
    We are using ForestNation tree kits to care for our planet and communicate our green values. The ForestNation tree kits are by far the greenest promotional item we could offer our partners or conference attendees. Trees are the original climate change fighters. They contribute to the reduction of CO2 in our atmosphere, which is very much in alignment with our goals at BioFuelNet Canada. Every single tree planted is a step towards a greener, healthier planet.
  • Jeroen BuijsSales Director for PTC
    Growing our own trees at work reminds us everyday to think about our impact on the environment and how we can take little steps to improve it. We believe the ForestNation program will help to reinforce general awareness of social responsibility and the positive effect it has on each individual actively adopting these principles.
  • Alexandra LeclercAssociate Director Global Citizenship (CSR) for Starwood Hotels & Resorts
    We chose ForestNation because it's a tangible and interactive product and we really love the concept "You Plant We Plant". We used the Tree Kits as a corporate gift in our welcome packs at our Round Table Event to reinforce our message that we are serious and committed to Corporate Social Responsibility.
  • Eric Petersiel ~ Principal at the Leo Baeck School
    Eric Petersiel ~ Principal at the Leo Baeck School
    Running the tree kit program at our school provided our students with the opportunity to engage directly in an international environmental effort, growing their own tree at home while at the same time knowing that they were having an impact on improving the world. This product served the educational and experiential needs of our school perfectly.
  • Ida DominguezLegacy Preparatory Charter Academy
    As part of our Earth Day and Arbor Day lesson plans, this year we aim to plant more trees outside our school to care for our planet and communicate our green values. Plus, with ForestNation we have the added value that for each tree kit purchase, they will plant a tree in the country we selected which is Haiti

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