Pledge by LightStream
LightStream One Million Tree MilestoneTotal Trees Pledged: 1,000,000
Supporting actions: Environmental Education,
LightStream has been working with American Forests to plant trees across the United States since 2013. It started as a way to celebrate our virtually paperless loan process. It's grown into an eco-movement, as we've planted hundreds of thousands of trees on behalf of LightStream customers. We look forward to building upon these donations, with the goal of planting a total of one million trees.
These plantings will serve as LightStream’s commitment to reforesting American wilderness and wildlife areas. And we believe that these and other efforts undertaken through the 1t.org US movement will be an impactful force in returning our planet’s health and wellbeing for all.
We partner with American Forests, the nation’s oldest conservation organization.
Since our American Forests planting partnership began in 2013, LightStream has supported educational/research efforts, as well as tree planting and preservation activities.
Whether through inclusion on our website, video sponsorships, special events or social media efforts, LightStream has focused on promoting American Forests’ conservation mission.
In 2020, LightStream supported the creation of a variety of collateral pieces for environmental education use, with content highlighting the benefits of trees. Pieces included multiple graphics as well as a video for individuals highlighting for them how to plant the Right Tree in the Right Place in their own yard/community.
LightStream and American Forests’ partnership is implementing scientific research to restore forest health. This research informs new tools and techniques to help forests cope with climate change. These techniques can boost forest growth after wildfires, for example, or trap more carbon in forest soil. Some of their “climate smart” reforestation methods include:
- Planting genetically diverse collections of native species
- Planting trees that are better able to thrive under future climate conditions
- Screening seedlings for disease resistance
- Spacing seedlings to mimic natural tree regrowth after wildfire. Wider, natural spacing reduces the risk of future fires.
- Planting seedlings in plastic shelter tubes that dramatically increase plant survival in drought-prone areas
54,865 MT CO2e