RIVERFRONT NORTH PARTNERSHIP SELECTED TO PARTNER WITH TD TREE DAYS TO ENHANCE URBAN FOREST AND THE COMMUNITY BY PLANTING TREES IN NORTHEAST PHILADELPHIA ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24th AT PENNYPACK ON THE DELAWARE
Oct 21st, 2020 – (Philadelphia, PA)
“We’re honored to support Riverfront North Partnership during TD Tree Days to expand the tree canopy and help provide a healthier environment, which is critically important this year as more people recognize the wellness benefits of spending time outdoors during the pandemic,” said Shelley Sylva, TD Bank’s Head of Social Impact. “TD Tree Days is part of the TD Ready Commitment which supports initiatives to help ensure a sustainable and inclusive future for all. TD Tree Days is one of many programs that promote a vibrant planet by providing green spaces where they are most needed. Trees do much more than beautify our communities – they produce oxygen; improve air quality and slow climate change by reducing carbon emissions, airborne pollutants and smog; provide cooling shade to reduce energy costs; and enhance quality of life.”
Now in its ninth year, the TD Tree Days program typically brings together community members and TD employees at planting events in communities from Maine to Florida. Founded in Canada in 2010, the program has positively impacted communities and the environment as TD’s flagship volunteer and urban greening program, planting more than 435,000 native trees and shrubs, primarily in Canada and the U.S., and is managed with support from the Arbor Day Foundation. Under the TD Ready Commitment platform, TD pledges to plant one million trees in North America by 2030, and the TD Tree Days program will count toward that goal.
Riverfront North Partnership is one of 17 organizations in the United States that was chosen to participate in TD Tree Days through an application process. “We are excited to participate once again in the TD Tree Days initiative that helps add to our ongoing forest and shoreline restoration work along the Delaware River in Northeast Philadelphia. These new trees are a great addition for the community and for the ecosystem of the riverfront parks,” said Riverfront North Partnership Executive Director Stephanie Phillips.