Advancing reforestation efforts globally through a one million dollar contribution.
Oracle set a goal to plant one million trees by 2019 and hopes that its support will inspire Oracle employees and Oracle OpenWorld attendees to give too. This combined effort will help plant trees, protect and restore forests in the United States, China, and Brazil.
The world’s forests are disappearing, and programs like Plant a Billion Trees are helping to bring them back from the brink. Forests help sustain all life on Earth. They improve important watersheds that provide clean drinking water for millions of people; they help to clean our air and reduce the impacts of climate change, provide protection for thousands of species of native plants and animals, and expand job opportunities for local communities.
Oracle’s commitment to the environment includes support for organizations like The Nature Conservancy, running its business sustainably, and developing products and services that help its customers to do the same. Its flagship event, Oracle OpenWorld, is one of the most sustainable business conferences in the world and Oracle aims to achieve even higher goals in the future: carbon neutral by 2019; zero waste to landfill by 2019; and plant a million trees by 2019, sequestering nearly 200,000 tons of carbon annually. Oracle OpenWorld participants, who number over 60,000 a year, have the power to help create a legacy of stewardship for our planet's forests. To learn about Oracle's Corporate Citizenship activities, visit the Oracle Corporate Citizenship Report.