The unprecedented number of wildfires across Canada this summer — including some devastating scenes in B.C. — proves that we need leadership and solutions for climate change in both the public and private sectors.
Last week, three British Columbia-founded companies — TELUS, tentree and veritree, and Teck Resources — announced they are joining 1t.org in the fight against climate change and wildfire deforestation.
Co-founded by the World Economic Forum and Salesforce in 2020, 1t.org has announced the launch of its Canadian chapter and a commitment to protecting or restoring 1 billion trees in the country by 2030 in support of the federal government’s stated goal of conserving, restoring, and growing 2-billion trees.
This news is especially timely as just last week Canada’s Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault called on businesses to fight climate change with their wallets.
The 1t.org Canada Chapter will support the goals of Canada’s forest conservation efforts, as well as the restoration goals of the Canadian Government’s 2 Billion Trees Program, set up to collaborate with governments and organisations to plant two billion trees over the course of 10 years.