TD and Arbor Day Foundation Introduce TD Green Streets
New Urban forestry grant program to contribute $200,000 to municipalities from
Maine to Florida
CHERRY HILL, N.J. and PORTLAND, Maine, Nov. 19, 2012
CHERRY HILL, N.J. and PORTLAND, Maine, Nov.19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, TD
and the Arbor Day Foundation launched TD Green Streets, a new grant program
that will offer ten $20,000 grants in support of innovative urban forestry
initiatives in underserved communities. Funding will support the purchase of
trees, tree planting and maintenance, and educational activities.
TD Green Streets is a component of TD Forests, a North American initiative
that protects critical forest habitats and plants trees equal to the amount of
paper the bank uses each year. As part of the program, TD has committed to
reducing its paper usage by 20 percent by 2015. TD Forests includes urban tree
programs such as TD Green Streets and TD Tree Days – TD's flagship employee
"TD Green Streets is another example of our environmental commitment and will
be an important component of our TD Forests program," said Diana Glassman,
Head of Environmental Affairs for TD Bank. "This partnership with Arbor Day
Foundation allows us to support local urban forest initiatives, and
ultimately, contributes to our goal to be a strong environmental partner in
the communities where our customers live and work."
To be eligible for a TD Green Streets grant, qualified municipalities must be
a current Arbor Day Foundation Tree City USA-designated community within TD
Bank's United States footprint. Tree City USA is the nation's premier urban
and community forestry program, providing a foundation for effective,
well-organized community tree care.
"For 36 years, Tree City USA has provided resources and recognition for
communities committed to the effective management of community trees," said
John Rosenow, founder and chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. "The
Green Streets program is an exciting opportunity for cities seeking to remain
on the cutting edge of urban forestry."
Information, eligibility rules, and the grant application can be found at
www.tdgreenstreets.com.Winners will be announced in early April 2013.
About TD Bank Group
The Toronto-Dominion Bank and its subsidiaries are collectively known as TD
Bank Group (TD). TD is the sixth largest bank in North America by branches and
serves approximately 22 million customers in four key businesses operating in
a number of locations in key financial centres around the globe: Canadian
Personal and Commercial Banking, including TD Canada Trust and TD Auto Finance
Canada; Wealth and Insurance, including TD Waterhouse, an investment in TD
Ameritrade, and TD Insurance; U.S. Personal and Commercial Banking, including
TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, and TD Auto Finance U.S.; and
Wholesale Banking, including TD Securities. TD also ranks among the world's
leading online financial services firms, with approximately 8.5 million online
customers. TD had CDN$806 billion in assets on July 31, 2012.The
Toronto-Dominion Bank trades under the symbol "TD" on the Toronto and New York
About TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank^®
TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, is one of the 10 largest banks in the
U.S., providing nearly 8 million customers with a full range of retail, small
business and commercial banking products and services at nearly 1,300
convenient locations throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Metro D.C., the
Carolinas and Florida. In addition, TD Bank and its subsidiaries offer
customized private banking and wealth management services through TD Wealth^®,
and vehicle financing and dealer commercial services through TD Auto Finance.
TD Bank is headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J., and Portland, Maine. To learn
more, visit www.tdbank.com. Find TD Bank on Facebook at
www.facebook.com/TDMoneyLoungeUS and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TDBank_US.
TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, is a member of TD Bank Group and a
subsidiary of The Toronto-Dominion Bank of Toronto, Canada, a top 10 financial
services company in North America. The Toronto-Dominion Bank is one of the few
banks in the world rated Aaa by Moody's and trades on the New York and Toronto
stock exchanges under the ticker symbol "TD." To learn more, visit www.td.com.
About the Arbor Day Foundation
The Arbor Day Foundation is a nonprofit conservation and education
organization of one million members, with the mission to inspire people to
plant, nurture and celebrate trees. More information on the Foundation and its
programs can be found at www.arborday.org, or by visiting us on Facebook,
Twitter or our blog.
SOURCE TD Bank
Contact: Eric Springer, +1-856-470-3898, or Eric.Springer@td.com, for TD Bank
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