Global Campaigns

UN International Year of Forests 2011 http://www.un.org/en/events/iyof2011/

Billion Tree Campaign is a worldwide tree planting initiative facilitated by the United Nations Environment Programme. www.unep.org/billiontreecampaign

USA National

The Arbor Day Foundation provides information about planting and caring for trees, our Rain Forest Rescue and Tree City USA programs, and more. www.arborday.org

The U.S. National Arboretum is a U.S. Department of Agriculture research and education facility and a living museum. It is dedicated to serving the public. www.usna.usda.gov

Cooperative Extension "is an interactive learning environment delivering the best, most researched knowledge from the smartest land-grant university minds across America. eXtension connects knowledge consumers with knowledge providers - experts who know their subject matter inside out.” http://www.extension.org

Project Learning Tree® (PLT) is a program of the American Forest Foundation. “PLT uses the forest as a "window" on the world to increase students' understanding of our environment; stimulate students' critical and creative thinking; develop students' ability to make informed decisions on environmental issues; and instill in students the commitment to take responsible action on behalf of the environment.” www.plt.org

Alliance for Community Trees (ACT) is the only national organization solely focused on the needs of those engaged in urban forestry. Our work is improving the environment where 80% of Americans live and work: our cities, towns, and villages. http://actrees.org/site

NeighborWoods is a program of the Alliance for Community Trees - National NeighborWoods Month is ACT's annual community service campaign, with local partners in 231 cities across the country. Partners plant trees, engage volunteers, and educate the public about sustainability through education and media outreach. http://neighborwoodsmonth.org

Land Trust Alliance - organization that conserve land for natural and recreational use by purchasing property, enhancing conservation land and ensure conservation is permanent. http://www.landtrustalliance.org/conservation/factsheets

Nature Conservancy - Scientific solutions for the Earth's toughest problems. Using these solutions to collaboratively develop effective policy to conserve our land and water. http://www.nature.org

Diversify Planting - Read about the importance of biodiversity here and here.

UK National

The Woodland Trust is the UK's leading woodland conservation charity. The Woodland Trust plants trees, protects woods and inspires people to enjoy the nature on their doorstep. www.woodlandtrust.org.uk

The Tree Council promotes the planting and conservation of trees and woods. The Tree Council Builds Partnerships with communities, organizations and governments to make trees matter to everyone. 

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