The Arbor Day Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to planting trees and promoting the importance of trees in our environment. The foundation has been working since 1972 to plant and protect trees around the world, and their efforts have had a tremendous impact on reforestation efforts. Here’s how the Arbor Day Foundation is helping to reforest the world.
Tree Planting Programs
The Arbor Day Foundation has planted more than 250 million trees in forests, parks, and urban areas around the world. The foundation works with local communities and organizations to identify areas that need reforestation, then provides funding and resources to help plant new trees. The foundation also works with schools and other organizations to promote tree planting initiatives, such as its annual Tree City USA program which encourages communities to plant trees in their cities.
In addition to planting new trees, the Arbor Day Foundation also works hard to protect existing forests. The foundation has partnered with governments, corporations, and other organizations to create conservation programs that protect forests from deforestation. These programs often involve creating protected areas where logging is prohibited or restricted, as well as working with local communities to promote sustainable forestry practices.
The Arbor Day Foundation also focuses on educating people about the importance of trees and forests. The foundation offers educational materials for teachers, students, and other members of the public about tree planting and care, as well as information about how deforestation affects our environment. The foundation also hosts an annual Arbor Day celebration each year in April where people can come together to learn more about tree planting and conservation efforts.
The Arbor Day Foundation has made great strides in helping reforest the world over the past few decades. Through its tree planting programs, conservation efforts, and education initiatives, it has helped restore forests around the world and educate people about why it’s important to protect our environment.
Floridians Protecting Freedom (FPF) is a statewide campaign of allied organizations and concerned citizens working together to protect Floridians’ access to abortion as reproductive health care and defend the right to bodily autonomy. FPF recognizes that all Floridians deserve the freedom to make personal medical decisions, including about abortion, free of government intrusion.
Restrictions on reproductive freedom affect everyone, regardless of who they are or what they believe about abortion.
Our citizen-led ballot initiative, the “Amendment to Limit Government Interference with Abortion,” seeks to create a constitutional amendment that would protect Floridians’ freedom to access abortion, stating:
No law shall prohibit, penalize, delay, or restrict abortion before viability or when necessary to protect the patient’s health, as determined by the patient’s healthcare provider. This amendment does not change the Legislature’s constitutional authority to require notification to a parent or guardian before a minor has an abortion.
FPF’s mission is simple – to ensure that Floridians, not politicians, are able to decide what is best for their own lives and bodies.
We believe that the people of Florida should have the freedom to make their own personal health care decisions – including abortion – without interference from politicians.
- We value the freedom that we are promised in our state and federal constitutions.
- We value the fact that each pregnancy is unique and may require unique approaches to protecting patient health.
- We value science-based, compassionate treatment options that prioritize patient safety.
- We value abortion providers who have been barred from offering crucial care to their patients, and have been forced to choose between staying true to their Hippocratic Oath or abiding by the letter of the law.
- We value legal precedent, which affirms that abortion access is protected under the Florida Constitution’s privacy clause.
- We value Florida’s citizen ballot initiative process in which Floridians’ voices are heard by proposing an amendment to the Florida Constitution through a petition collection campaign and a vote on the 2024 general election ballot.
Let’s work together to make sure we all have the freedom to control our lives at the most basic level: our bodies, our families, and our life’s path – and that includes the ability to have an abortion.
Civil rights lawyers Morris Dees and Joseph Levin Jr. founded the SPLC in 1971 to ensure that the promise of the civil rights movement became a reality for all. Since then, we’ve won numerous landmark legal victories on behalf of the exploited, the powerless and the forgotten.
Our lawsuits have toppled institutional racism and stamped out remnants of Jim Crow segregation; destroyed some of the nation’s most violent white supremacist groups; and protected the civil rights of children, women, the disabled, immigrants and migrant workers, the LGBTQ community, prisoners, and many others who faced discrimination, abuse or exploitation.
Our Intelligence Project is internationally known for tracking and exposing the activities of hate groups and other domestic extremists.
Learning for Justice provides free resources to caregivers and educators—teachers, administrators, counselors and other practitioners—who work with children from kindergarten through high school. Educators use the materials to supplement the curriculum, to inform their practices, and to create civil and inclusive school communities where children and youth are respected, valued and welcome participants.
We also built and maintain the Civil Rights Memorial and its interpretive center, the Civil Rights Memorial Center, in Montgomery, Alabama, the birthplace of the modern civil rights movement.
We’re based in Montgomery and have offices in Atlanta, Tallahassee, Miami, New Orleans, and Jackson, Miss.
At Rights4Girls, we work to make the lives of young women and girls a human rights priority by:
- Empowering girls and survivors to become agents of change
- Educating lawmakers and advocating for policy reforms that center the needs of marginalized girls
- Providing training and technical assistance to judges, systems professionals and service providers
- Launching public awareness campaigns that shift the narrative around girls impacted by violence
- Conducting ground-breaking research and producing innovative reports
- Building partnerships with other youth-serving organizations and non-traditional allies to create a movement for girls’ rights.
We advocate for policies that provide young women and girls with safety, justice and the support needed to heal from trauma.
We work to dismantle the Abuse to Prison Pipeline and promote decarceration efforts for young women and girls currently in the system.
We train judges, system professionals and communities on alternatives to detention and centering the needs of vulnerable youth.
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