How The NFF Helps Forestation
Did you know that our forests remove up to 15% of the country's CO2 emissions every year? Forests are the most important ecosystems for mitigating climate change. They protect biodiversity and play a critical role in offsetting our carbon footprint. 2 trees can remove 1 Metric ton (Mt) of CO2e from the atmosphere in their lifetime. The average American carbon footprint is 20 Mt CO2e per year—meaning that we can offset our yearly impact by planting 40 trees.
Here at Paper Project, we donate one tree for every order through the National Forest Foundation (NFF). As of this Earth Day, we've donated 7,051 trees since we launched our brand in 2019.
There are more than 1 million acres of our National Forests in need of reforestation. By planting trees in our National Forests, we are investing in healthy forests for today and for future generations. Together, we’ll restore tens of thousands of acres of wildlife habitat, from the longleaf pine forests of Florida to the cedar groves of Alaska. And as these trees grow, they’ll do their part in reversing climate change.
Launched in 2018, NFF's 50 Million For Our Forests campaign has planted over 21 million trees, 7,338,912 trees in 2021 specifically, on more than 70,000 acres of public National Forest land. The campaign is not simply about tree planting or carbon sequestration but about a commitment to a better future for wildlife, people and communities—a future with fresh air, clean drinking water, places for children to play and much more.
The NFF has a steady stream of projects lined up to meet its 50-million goal by the end of 2025, including nearly 50 projects that will plant over six million trees in 30+ National Forests in 2022.
Click here to read its 2021 Impact Report to learn more.