Canon Helping Arbor Day Foundation in Reforestation Program
On April 22nd, Canon U.S.A. marked its 10-year anniversary with the Arbor Day Foundation’s reforestation program, noting that, since 2009, Canon’s enterprise division helped contribute to the planting of more than 500,000 trees in the United States. This year, Canon says it will contribute to the Arbor Day Foundation’s Time for Trees initiative, under which the Arbor Day Foundation seeks to plant 100 million trees worldwide by 2022.
“We understand the vital importance of replenishing and maintaining our forests and are committed through our philosophy of Kyosei to promoting environmental responsibility to our employees, partners, and customers,” commented Shinichi Yoshida, executive vice president and general manager of Canon U.S.A. “It’s an honor to continue into our 10th year of supporting the Arbor Day Foundation, which we believe can help drive positive environmental impact in 2019 and beyond.”
The Arbor Day Foundation implements reforestation initiatives across the country to rebuild forests that are in desperate need of regrowth. Through this program, Canon contributes to the planting of one tree for every eligible imageRUNNER ADVANCE solution sold between April 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019, up to a maximum of 50,000 trees.
This year, active replanting efforts are taking place all over the nation. Canon’s aid for 2019 is planned to help support reforestation efforts for the Superior National Forest (Minnesota), habitat restoration for rare species in the Upper Altamaha Watershed (Georgia), and restoration of the long-leaf pine ecosystem in the Big Thicket National Preserve (Texas).
“Canon’s longstanding support has been invaluable to our forest revitalization efforts across the nation,” says Dan Lambe, president, Arbor Day Foundation. “The Foundation appreciates Canon’s continued corporate support to address one of the world’s most challenging environmental issues.”
To learn more about Canon’s involvement, visit the company here.
The Arbor Day Foundation is a million-member nonprofit conservation and education organization with the mission to inspire people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees. More information is available at www.arborday.org.