Reforestation Project

What is GreenTrees?

Greenwave Energy is dedicated to providing Californians with renewable energy options that move our country forward and lessen our collective impact on a stressed-out planet.

We seek like-minded partners, from consumers like you to energy suppliers and clean-energy advocates. Together we can make a difference.

Greenwave is proud to announce a partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation and its efforts to reforest our great state of California. Trees have immeasurable value for the health of our planet, of course, particularly in fighting climate change. Trees remove carbon dioxide from the air, store carbon in the trees and soil, and release oxygen into the atmosphere.

Beyond their “medicinal” value, trees add grace and beauty to our homes and communities. California is home to some of the greatest trees and forests in the world, and in many ways are a symbol of our great state.

As we bring our green-energy message to homes and businesses, we felt the Arbor Day Foundation was the perfect partner. Learn more about their mission and programs.

For every new customer of Greenwave Energy, we’ll donate $1 to the Arbor Day Foundation, specifically to reforest our home state. We’re proud to be their partners in this important endeavor.

Greenwave Energy Customers Aid Tahoe Forest Replanting

New Greenwave Energy customers will directly contribute to the Arbor Day Foundation’s effort to replenish Lake Tahoe National Forest.

GreenTrees - Lake Tahoe

In 2013, the American Fire raged through the forest, burning 22,500 acres of trees. At least 7,300 acres of the forest need to be replanted quickly in order to restore and preserve the Tahoe National Forest land. Soil erosion reduction and critical wildlife habitat protection and restoration are a priority as wildlife depends on the forest’s trees for life.

In the aftermath of the devastation caused by the American Fire, the Arbor Day Foundation is working to restore Tahoe National Forest with the help of the Arbor Day Foundation’s generous members and supporters. A total of 608,000 trees are to be planted.

Reforestation Efforts

Reforestation is the natural or intentional restocking of existing forests and woodlands (forestation) that have been depleted, usually through deforestation, but also after clearcutting

Changed Communities

Though net loss of forest area has decreased substantially since 1990, the world is unlikely to achieve the target set forth in the United Nations Strategic Plan for Forests to increase forest area by 3 percent by 2030. While deforestation is taking place in some areas, new forests are being established through natural expansion or deliberate efforts in others. As a result, the net loss of forest area is less than the rate of deforestation and it too is decreasing: From 7.8 million hectares per year in the 1990s to 4.7 million hectares per year during 2010–2020. In absolute terms, the global forest area decreased by 178 million hectares between 1990 and 2020, which is an area about the size of Libya.

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