The Arbor Day Foundation announced a call for nominations for their 2020 Arbor Day Awards, honoring businesses, individuals and organizations that have led exemplary tree planting and environmental practices or programs. Nominations will be accepted through Dec. 6, 2019.
Since 1972, the Foundation has presented awards for work at the international, national, state and community levels to recognize conservation efforts such as tree planting and care, Arbor Day celebrations, education, community projects and roadside beautification. Nominations are open to the general public and can be submitted online at arborday.org/awards.
Corporations and businesses are eligible for the Friend of the Forest award, as recognition for a commitment to using trees and forests to achieve corporate sustainability goals. Sustainability programs for businesses have long focused on reducing energy usage, water consumption or waste streams from production facilities. But forward-looking global companies now look to tree planting--and the long-term stream of benefits from trees and forests--as another pillar of their sustainability programs.