Capco is proud to support EARTHDAY.ORG and The Canopy Project by making a $10,000 donation that will fund the planting a tree for every one of Capco’s current 7000 employees globally, as well as for future new employees.
To help to reduce global temperatures and carbon emissions, the Canopy Project works to reforest areas in dire need of rehabilitation around the globe, in partnership with communities most at risk from climate change. The Project’s new planting initiatives engage these local communities in agricultural education programs, generate crop revenues and rehabilitate local biodiversity.
EARTHDAY.ORG has planted trees for nearly 20 years, with plantings located on every continent except Antarctica. Currently, its planting locations are focused in the Mt. Elgon region of Uganda, the foothills of the Himalayas in India, and forests near Sierra Gorda in Mexico, while a more recent project is now underway in Madagascar.
As EARTHDAY.ORG highlights, about 7.3 million hectares (18 million acres) of forest are lost every year, with roughly half of Earth’s tropical forests already cleared (source: United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization). “Not only do forests act as carbon sinks, but they also provide vital habitat for animals and ecological services for humans, such as purifying the air we breathe and regulating local temperatures,” it notes.
“EARTHDAY.ORG understands that reforestation is one of the most important and accessible ways that people can contribute to solving the challenges of climate change and is committed to continuing The Canopy Project and investing in responsible reforestation programs internationally. Responsible reforestation programs can [also] stabilize land from erosion or natural disasters, improve soil health and groundwater recharge, promote native and endemic fauna, and provide economic development for nearby communities.”
More information about The Canopy Project can be found here.