Starbucks Funds 50,000 Trees to be Planted in California Forests

The National Forest Foundation announces that Starbucks will fund the planting of 50,000 trees in the California forest as part of the California Wildfire Reforestation Fund, a fund created to generate support for critical tree-planting efforts to restore California National Forests following years of severe wildfire.

“The scale of tree-planting need in California is immense. As California reels from the tragic effects of these fires, we want to do our part by helping these forests recover,” said Mary Mitsos, NFF President.

As part of its long-term rebuilding efforts in California, The Starbucks Foundation dedicated $50,000 to the fund to help plant 50,000 trees on California forests in recognition of the impact the fires have had on Starbucks partners (employees) in California and their communities. This commitment was part of a broader $200,000 contribution to the NFF to plant 200,000 trees nationwide, at least one tree for every Starbucks partner in the U.S.

“We stand together with the people of California – including Starbucks partners, their families and our customers – to help address the needs of these impacted communities. From supporting disaster relief to investing in local neighborhoods to planting new trees, our Starbucks partners work every day to strengthen the communities they serve.” Vivek Varma, president of The Starbucks Foundation

You can also join the effort as the NFF leads the charge. From now until March 31, every dollar donated to the California Wildfire Reforestation Fund will plant one native tree on a National Forest in California that has been affected by wildfire. Donate to them to plant trees. https://www.nationalforests.org/donate/california-wildfire-reforestation-fund

About The Starbucks Foundation

Established in 1997, The Starbucks Foundation strengthens communities around the world by advancing opportunities for youth, veterans, refugees and coffee, tea and cocoa farmers and their families, supporting communities affected by disaster, and promoting civic engagement. Learn more at starbucks.com/responsibility/community/starbucks-foundation.

National Forest Foundation

Since 2010, the NFF has supported the planting of 3.5 million trees in the state of California. Working closely with the U.S. Forest Service, only appropriate native trees are planted in areas where planting will help restore long-term ecological health.

Credit

National Forest Foundation

https://www.nationalforests.org/who-we-are/press-news/national-forest-foundation-establishes-fund-to-help-california-forests-recover-from-wildfire

California Wildfire Reforestation Fund

https://www.nationalforests.org/get-involved/tree-planting-programs/california-wildfire-reforestation-fund

Photo courtesy of Starbucks

https://stories.starbucks.com/press/2019/company-profile/

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