We’re working to grow our community forests
Urban forests and green spaces are the core of thriving cities and towns. They are the heart of our communities. So that’s why we’re helping to grow urban forests, now and for future generations, with TD Tree Days, and TD Green Streets.
As part of our commitment to grow and protect forests across North America, TD is also a proud supporter of MillionTreesNYC. This program is helping the New York Restoration Project reach its goal of planting and caring for one million trees across the five boroughs of New York City.
Learn more about MillionTreesNYC
TD Tree Days
This September, volunteers planted over 45,000 trees across North America.
TD Green Streets
This program encourages leading-edge practices in municipal forestry and supports communities with local urban forestry projects.
TD Forests Map
We’re working with the Nature Conservancy of Canada and the Nature Conservancy in the U.S. to help protect critical forest habitat across North America.
We can all make a change for the greener
Working for forests everywhere
We’ve lost large areas of natural forest cover through urban development – which means we’ve also lost the many valuable environmental and community benefits associated with them. Through TD Forests, TD has committed to work within communities to:
- Increase the number of urban trees
- Raise awareness of the value and benefits of urban forests and forest ecosystems
Protecting forest habitat
In the USA
In 2013, we plan on protecting critical forest habitat in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Quebec, Nova Scotia, South Carolina and New York State. We’ll be announcing those properties later this year, so stay tuned!
TD Green Streets is a grant program for municipal forestry initiatives. We work with Tree Canada and The Arbor Day Foundation to support this program in Canada and the U.S. In Canada, we have helped to support 90 municipal greening projects, and just launched the U.S. program in 2013 with support for 10 municipalities.
One way to grow and improve our forests is to plant a tree. Each year thousands of TD employees and community volunteers plant trees in communities across North America through TD Tree Days. In 2012 we planted 40,000 trees at more than 145 planting sites throughout our footprint. In 2013 we’ll add another 45,000 trees.
See our green commitments to date on the TD Forests Map.
Small changes can make a big impact
Banks use a lot of paper – and our customers and employees have said they want to use less. So we’ve made paper reduction and responsible paper use a pillar of the TD Forests program.
Our initial goal is to reduce our paper by 20 per cent by 2015 – that’s equivalent to about 300 million sheets of typical office paper a year. How are we doing this? We’re changing our paper habits. That means finding ways to run our business with less paper.
Let’s face it, paper is a staple and we’re still going to use quite a bit! But we’re making sure that we use this valuable resource responsibly by recycling and by using paper sourced from sustainably managed forests. Here are some ways you can make a difference:
We’re providing our customers with more electronic banking options through TD Canada Trust and TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank. These convenient services are paperless, help you stay up-to-date and give you greater control of your finances:
In the U.S.
When you can’t go paperless, print double-sided, with wider margins and using only black ink. Learn more
A sheet of paper can be recycled up to seven times!1 So make sure you throw paper waste in the recycling bin and use paper containing recycled content.