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Canon Makes Commitment To Replant Our Forests With 50,000 Trees

By Tessa Love

As scientists and entrepreneurs everywhere develop innovative new technologies to fight climate change, Canon is sticking to the power of an age old carbon sink: trees.

The camera company has recommitted to its partnership with Arbor Day Foundation in a program called “Replanting Our Forests" to help fight climate change with reforestation. Canon has been involved in the program since 2009, planting some 460,000 trees in that time. This year, the company's goal is to plant 50,000 more.

Adding this many trees to the environment can make a big difference: One large tree can provide enough oxygen to supply four people for a full day; in one year, an acre of mature trees absorbs the amount of CO2 produced by a car driven 26,000 miles; and forested watersheds provide drinking water to more than 180 million Americans.