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Arbor Day Foundation
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11:00 AM
12:15 PM
Watch Session

Can the Push for Trees Tip the Scale?

Why do NGOs, corporations, social media influencers, and global citizens alike increasingly view trees as a must-have in the race to solve climate change? This event will explore the validity of and momentum behind trees as a tool to drive environmental change.

Speakers including social media influencers, climate scientists, and corporate sustainability leaders will explore the following questions:

  • Why is there so much buzz around tree planting?
  • How can we utilize trees as a tool to engage new environmental activists to take climate action?
  • How does strategic forestry fit into an overarching climate strategy?
  • How can corporate leaders incorporate tree planting into effective sustainability strategies?

This event is hosted by the Arbor Day Foundation, the largest nonprofit membership organization dedicated to planting trees. As one of the world's largest operating conservation foundations, the Arbor Day Foundation, through its members, partners and programs, educates and engages stakeholders and communities across the globe to involve themselves in its mission of planting, nurturing and celebrating trees. More information is available at


  • Destin Sandlin (SmarterEveryDay), #TeamTrees
  • Ellen Jackowski, Chief Sustainability and Social Impact Officer, HP
  • Tim Carey, Vice President of Sustainability, PepsiCo Beverages North America
  • Virginie Helias, Chief Sustainability Officer, Procter & Gamble
  • Suzanne DiBianca, EVP Corporate Relations and Chief Impact Officer, Salesforce
  • Dr. Susan Cook-Patton, Forest Restoration Scientist, The Nature Conservancy
  • Eduardo Martinez, President, The UPS Foundation
  • Tim Rayden, Forest Programme Advisor, Wildlife Conservation Society