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Addressing Climate Change with Forestry Protection and Planting

In 2012, UPS made grants totaling US$1.6 million to plant more than 1 million trees around the world, protect endangered species, and inspire UPS employees to volunteer with forestryfocused environmental organizations. Planting trees helps mitigate carbon emissions from our operations, and forest conservation is a source of carbon-offset credits for the carbon neutral service we offer our customers. The organizations we engage with for the UPS Global Forestry Initiative are respected experts on forestry in countries around the world.

Earthwatch Institute

Earthwatch Institute engages people worldwide in scientific field research and education, to promote the understanding and action necessary to sustain the planet’s natural environment.

For the UPS Global Forestry Initiative, Earthwatch Institute provides scientific, educational, and measurement services.

The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy, with more than a million members and a 61-year track record, works in 30 countries and all 50 U.S. states to protect and restore ecologically important lands and waters.

For the UPS Global Forestry Initiative, The Nature Conservancy is planting trees in Brazil, Guatemala, and Haiti; protecting threatened tree species in China and Europe; and restoring longleaf pine forests in the U.S. (Photo credit: TNC)

Arbor Day Foundation

Arbor Day Foundation, with nearly a million members and a 40-year track record, plants and distributes more than 10 million trees annually and operates outreach programs for people of all ages.

For the UPS Global Forestry Initiative, Arbor Day Foundation is planting trees in Canada, China, Norway, and the U.S, and supporting employee engagement programs

Earth Day Network

Earth Day Network, with more than 22,000 partners in 192 countries and a 42-year track record, works to broaden, diversify, and mobilize the global environmental movement.

For the UPS Global Forestry Initiative, Earth Day Network is planting trees in Canada, the Netherlands, Norway, Uganda, Russia, and the U.S.

The National Park Foundation

The National Park Foundation, with a 45-year track record, supports environmental and outreach programs in nearly 400 national parks in the U.S. and has raised more than US$30 million to build the Flight 93 National Memorial.

For the UPS Global Forestry Initiative, The National Park Foundation is planting trees in the U.S. at the Flight 93 National Memorial in the state of Pennsylvania.

The UPS Global Forestry Initiative includes protection and replanting of boreal forests in four countries around the world (Canada, Russia, Norway, and the U.S.), because the boreal forests play such a vital role in sequestering carbon dioxide for the Earth (see Millions of Trees)