UPS support environmental and social justice efforts by planting trees

By Lauren Fruncillo September 27, 2020 - 2:17 pm

UPS have announced that to help support Global environmental and social justice efforts they have made a commitment to plant more than 50 million trees by 2030, in alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals period (2015-2030).

The commitment is part of their mission to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Planting 50 million trees will not only have a measurable impact on the environment but also help improve lives in Black and underserved communities in the U.S. and developing areas around the world through improving air quality, fostering better health outcomes, more job opportunities, more social engagement and creating safer and healthier neighborhoods.

“Through our collaborative programs with leading environmental organizations we’ve learned the critical importance and positive impact on the health of our communities. We are launching this effort to focus our environmental programs in low-income and underserved communities. By taking this approach, we are using the power of our commitment to social justice, equity and the environment to bring life-enhancing changes that can restore the ability for our communities to thrive.”
– Eduardo Martinez, President of The UPS Foundation and UPS Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

UPS is supporting more than 50 environmental projects globally, working with leading environmental organizations including Arbor Day Foundation, Earth Day Network, Keep America Beautiful, The Nature Conservancy, National Park Foundation, the Student Conservation Association and World Wildlife Fund.

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