U.S. Joins Tree Planting Initiative

Global program seeks to plant one trillion trees.

This week, the United States announced its official participation in a global program that aims to plant one trillion trees worldwide, in an effort to combat climate change. The goal for the U.S. is 855 million trees by 2030.

The aim of the initiative is to try to pull carbon out of the air through reforestation., although a significant reduction in emissions is also needed to mitigate the climate change impacts, scientists say.

As of its launch, 26 nonprofit organizations, cities and companies in the U.S. have committed to participate in the program.

Interior Secretary David Bernhardt stated that his department would partner with the One Trillion Trees organization “to restore and conserve our forests.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For cities, civic groups, organizations and others to play their part in supporting the global trillion trees initiative.
  • For the Interior Department as they seek the best ways to steward public lands.
  • For the president’s administration as they work for improvements in the environment and economy.

Sources: The Hill, GreenBeltz, Bloomberg


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