As TD’s flagship volunteer and urban greening program, TD Tree Days provides TD employees, their families and friends, and community, the opportunity to volunteer and help build healthy, vibrant communities by caring for their local environment.
TD Tree Days is a program of TD Friends of the Environment Foundation (TD FEF), which has been helping to green communities across Canada since 1990. We work with dozens of organizations, including municipalities, conservation authorities and Aboriginal communities, who provide technical expertise to ensure that the right tree is properly planted in the right place. Since the program launched in 2010, over 285,000 native trees and shrubs have been planted with the help of volunteers across the country.
In recognition of Canada's 150th birthday, TD has launched the #TDCommonGround Project, a year-long celebration that will grow and enhance parks and green spaces across the country, bringing communities together in exciting and diverse ways. In 2017, TD Tree Days will be a part of our #TDCommonGround celebrations, with thousands of volunteers coming together to further enhance their local green spaces by planting trees and shrubs at over 150 sites across Canada.
If you are unable to join us on site, follow the action on Instagram and Twitter at #TDTreeDays.
Healthy forests and urban canopies play important roles in maintaining a healthy planet. By participating in TD Tree Days volunteers actively support forest stewardship, while making a tangible contribution to the well-being of their community and environment.
In addition to their important economic, cultural and recreational value, the ecological value of forests is vital. Forests provide critical ecosystem services, including 1:
Similarly, urban canopies provide a broad array of well-known environmental, economic, and social benefits, including 2:
From schoolyard naturalization and wildlife rehabilitation to tree plantings and environmental education, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation (TD FEF) is proud to provide funding to help sustain an incredible array of grassroots environmental programs across the country. Since 1990, TD FEF has supported over 25,000 projects with over $82 million in funding.
Funding recommendations are made by one of seven Regional Advisory Boards across the country, ensuring that decision-making is local, relevant and impactful.
And, because TD covers the management and administrative costs of running TD FEF, 100% of every dollar donated to the Foundation supports local environmental projects in the communities in which the donation was made.
In celebration of Canada's 150th birthday, TD is helping to strengthen our communities by revitalizing over 150 community parks and green spaces through the #TDCommonGround Project.
The #TDCommonGround Project will connect people through outdoor spaces through various initiatives, such as:
From natural playgrounds and community gardens, to supporting outdoor learning programs and community festivals, we’ll be helping more Canadians come together. To learn more about the projects and initiatives click here or visit commongroundproject.td.com.