Forests are essential to our lives, from filtering the air we breathe to improving our water quality. They’re home to one-third of North America’s plant and animal species, as well as home to 2.5 million people. Caring for our forests and using paper responsibly is what
Chief Environment Officer Karen Clarke-Whistler welcomes you to TD Forests
Football Fields of Forest
have been protected to date
Banks use a lot of paper – and our employees and customers have said they want to use less. So we’ve made paper reduction a pillar of the
Our initial goal is to reduce our paper usage 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, and we’re providing our customers with more electronic banking options through TD Canada Trust and TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®:
Our urban areas have lost much of their natural forest cover – which means we’ve also lost the many valuable environmental and community benefits associated with them. Through
- Increase the area of protected forest habitat
- Increase urban tree cover
- Raise awareness of the value and benefits of forest ecosystems
Over the next five years we’ll be working with conservation groups to protect the equivalent of more than two football fields a day of North American forest habitat.
See all of our 2012 commitments with the TD Forests Map .
We’re working with the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) to help protect forested areas. In 2012, this included:
We’re working with The Nature Conservancy to help protect forested areas. In 2012, this included:
We partnered with various communities in 2012 to green urban areas:
With TD Green Streets, we have helped to support 65 municipalities with urban forestry projects, and since 1990,
We are a national sponsor of National NeighborWoods Month, which is held each October by Alliance for Community Trees. In 2011, there were over 800 volunteer events held at over 200 cities across the country. And in 2012,The City Parks Foundation has recognized us for our continuing support of their environmental education programs in New York City.
Each year thousands of TD employees and volunteers plant trees in communities across North America through TD Tree Days. In 2012 we are planting 40,000 trees at more than 145 planting sites throughout our footprint.
Paper is a renewable and recyclable product derived from trees. Using paper responsibly is good for the environment and can save you money! Here are some tips:
Print double-sided, with wider margins and using black and white ink. Learn more
A sheet of paper can be recycled up to seven1 times! So check the recycled content of your paper and make sure you throw paper waste in the recycling bin.
More than 143 million hectares/ 353 million acres2 of North America’s working forests are sustainably managed to produce high quality paper and building products. Sustainable forest management also includes protecting the environment, providing jobs, and protecting the rights of indigenous people. Look for the logo that ensures your paper is certified sustainable. Learn more about Forest Stewardship Council Canada, Forest Stewardship Council United States, and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative.
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*Based on U.S. football field calculations. One American football field is 0.535 hectares or 1.3 acres.