ACE USA Donates to American Forests to Support
National Tree-Planting and Ecosystem Restoration
Planting 5,700 trees to help improve the environment
April 22, 2010 05:10 PM Eastern Daylight Time
PHILADELPHIA--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--ACE USA, the U.S.-based retail operating division of the
ACE Group, today announced that its environmental liability division, ACE Environmental Risk, has renewed its
commitment to American Forests, the nation’s oldest nonprofit citizens’ conservation organization, in a year-long
campaign to improve the environment by planting 5,700 trees in six locations across the United States. In
appreciation of its clients’ support in 2009, ACE Environmental Risk is making this donation as part of American
Forests’ Global ReLeaf Campaign for the third consecutive year.
“ACE is pleased to work with American Forests in their ongoing efforts to help restore areas damaged by wildfire
and other natural disasters, through ecosystem restoration projects throughout the United States,” said William P.
Hazelton, Senior Vice President, ACE Environmental Risk. “We share with American Forests a culture of innovation
in environmental solutions. ACE is committed to developing insurance products and risk management services that
facilitate market-based solutions to current and pending environmental and climate-related issues.”
American Forests, one of the first organizations to address the issue of global warming, helps people understand the
many values of trees and the need to restore forest ecosystems in urban and rural areas through community-based
initiatives. The organization introduced Global ReLeaf in 1988 to restore damaged forest ecosystems through the
planting of trees. The goal of this campaign is to plant 100 million trees by the year 2020.
ACE USA’s contribution supports the following tree-planting programs affiliated with American Forests:
l Alaska- This project is a continuation from 2009 of the effort to reforest 2,600 acres of land that was