CHERRY HILL, N.J.
, Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, TD and the
Foundation launched TD Green Streets, a new grant program that will offer ten
grants in support of innovative urban forestry initiatives in underserved communities. Funding will support the purchase of trees, tree planting and maintenance, and educational activities.
TD Green Streets is a component of TD Forests, a North American initiative that protects critical forest habitats and plants trees equal to the amount of paper the bank uses each year. As part of the program, TD has committed to reducing its paper usage by 20 percent by 2015. TD Forests includes urban tree programs such as TD Green Streets and TD Tree Days – TD's flagship employee volunteer program.
"TD Green Streets is another example of our environmental commitment and will be an important component of our TD Forests program," said
, Head of Environmental Affairs for TD Bank. "This partnership with
Foundation allows us to support local urban forest initiatives, and ultimately, contributes to our goal to be a strong environmental partner in the communities where our customers live and work."
To be eligible for a TD Green Streets grant, qualified municipalities must be a current
Foundation Tree City
-designated community within TD Bank's
footprint. Tree City
is the nation's premier urban and community forestry program, providing a foundation for effective, well-organized community tree care.
"For 36 years, Tree City
has provided resources and recognition for communities committed to the effective management of community trees," said
, founder and chief executive of the
Foundation. "The Green Streets program is an exciting opportunity for cities seeking to remain on the cutting edge of urban forestry."
Information, eligibility rules, and the grant application can be found at
. Winners will be announced in early
About TD Bank Group
The Toronto-Dominion Bank and its subsidiaries are collectively known as TD Bank Group (TD). TD is the sixth largest bank in
by branches and serves approximately 22 million customers in four key businesses operating in a number of locations in key financial centres around the globe: Canadian Personal and Commercial Banking, including TD Canada Trust and TD Auto Finance Canada; Wealth and Insurance, including TD Waterhouse, an investment in TD Ameritrade, and TD Insurance; U.S. Personal and Commercial Banking, including TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, and TD Auto Finance U.S.; and Wholesale Banking, including TD Securities. TD also ranks among the world's leading online financial services firms, with approximately 8.5 million online customers. TD had
in assets on
, 2012.The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades under the symbol "TD" on the
and New York Stock Exchanges.
About TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank ®
TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, is one of the 10 largest banks in the U.S., providing nearly 8 million customers with a full range of retail, small business and commercial banking products and services at nearly 1,300 convenient locations throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Metro D.C., the Carolinas and
. In addition, TD Bank and its subsidiaries offer customized private banking and wealth management services through TD Wealth
, and vehicle financing and dealer commercial services through TD Auto Finance. TD Bank is headquartered in
Cherry Hill, N.J.
. To learn more, visit
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TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, is a member of TD Bank Group and a subsidiary of The Toronto-Dominion Bank of
, a top 10 financial services company in
. The Toronto-Dominion Bank is one of the few banks in the world rated Aaa by Moody's and trades on the
stock exchanges under the ticker symbol "TD." To learn more, visit
About the Arbor Day Foundation
Foundation is a nonprofit conservation and education organization of one million members, with the mission to inspire people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees. More information on the Foundation and its programs can be found at
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