American Forests, one of the oldest conservation organizations in the U.S., is fighting climate change by planting trees. They’ve planted over 50 million since 1990. Protecting and restoring forests is one of the most cost-effective ways to counter climate change, because trees play such an important role in pulling carbon from the air and can store it for many years.
The United States has lost 12% of its forests since 2000, resulting in 2.41 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions. But you can help change that.
This week, get involved with American Forests. You can donate, follow them on social media or use one of their tools to write a letter to your elected officials about why forests are important. They can plant a tree for every dollar donated.