Trees are a solution to many of the environmental challenges our communities are facing. They protect our homes from summer sun and winter winds — leading to energy savings of up to 30%. They also filter stormwater, sequester carbon emissions, improve our health, and beautify our neighborhoods.
Many organizations across the country are including tree distribution projects in their sustainability and energy-efficiency initiatives. Offering trees to customers and employees leads to growth of the urban canopy and demonstrates for homeowners the value of trees as a natural solution to a variety of community issues.
Community Canopy (aka Energy-Saving Trees) is a tree planting partnership administered by the Arbor Day Foundation. Developed for cities and utilities — and applicable for addressing strategic canopy development — the program empowers property owners to plant trees to save on utility costs and generate new ecosystem benefits. Through this partnership, homeowners can use a customized portal to make guided, strategic planting decisions, find educational materials, order a tree, and see their contributions to the urban canopy.
Join us to hear how you can play a role in trees for energy savings, improved air quality, reduced stormwater runoff, beautification, reduced heat island effect, a smaller carbon footprint, and the fun of building together with your community.
This presentation will walk through:
- The benefits trees offer property owners and the overall community.
- The interactive technology behind the Community Canopy program, including iTree’s ecosystem benefits application.
- Strategies for including right tree/right place education, seamless execution, and environmental benefits data.
- Success stories from utilities and municipalities that distribute trees to homeowners annually.
- How Community Canopy can support your sustainability and energy-efficiency initiatives in a measurable way.
Kristen Bousquet, Community Canopy Program Manager, Arbor Day Foundation
This webinar is free to APPA members. Nonmembers can attend for $225.
Please note that you will need web credentials to register. If you do not have them, please create them before you register.