CHERRY HILL, N.J.
April 5, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- Today, TD and the
Foundation announced the inaugural winners of TD Green Streets, a new grant program supporting innovation in urban forestry. Each
grant will fund projects in underserved communities, including the purchase of trees, tree planting, maintenance costs, and educational activities.
Along with TD's flagship volunteer program, TD Tree Days, TD Green Streets is a component of TD Forests, a North American initiative that protects critical forest habitats equal to the amount of paper the bank uses each year. As part of this program, TD has also committed to reducing its paper usage by 20 percent by 2015. Combined, these programs underscore the bank's commitment to forest protection and stewardship, and are a direct investment in the health of our urban tree canopy.
"TD is proud to award TD Green Streets grants to these very deserving municipalities for their urban forestry projects," said
, Head of Environmental Affairs for TD Bank. "This partnership with
Foundation is a component of our TD Forests initiative and aligns with our goal to be a strong environmental partner in our communities."
"We're excited to join TD Bank in supporting ten communities committed to effective tree care for the benefit of all residents," said
, founder and chief executive of the
Foundation. "TD Green Streets will help these worthy Tree City
participants to remain on the cutting-edge of urban forestry."
To be eligible for a TD Green Streets grant, qualified municipalities were required to be current
Foundation Tree City
-designated communities 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.
The following municipalities were awarded TD Green Streets grants: