The Screen Actors Guild Awards®, as part of its commitment to sustainable practices, today announced an environmental partnership with nonprofit conservation organization American Forests, which will salute the SAG Awards’ Silver Anniversary by providing 1,000 trees for each of the ceremony’s 25 years. These 25,000 trees will be planted in the spring, in locations across the United States, and will benefit everyone by improving the quality of air, water and wildlife habitat.
The two organizations first joined forces in 2017 when American Forests planted 1,250 trees—one for each of that year’s SAG Awards’ attendees—in the fire-damaged Angeles National Forest. “The SAG Awards is proud to be joining with American Forests once again to make a positive impact on the world we all share,” said Kathy Connell, SAG Awards® Executive Producer. “We welcome this opportunity to help offset the carbon footprint of the 25th SAG Awards production. The devastation wreaked by the recent tragic fires is a timely reminder of how important it is to be good guardians of our environment. Trees, like the art of acting, sustain and inspire us.”
Jad Daley, President & CEO of American Forests, said, “We are pleased to expand our relationship with the SAG Awards and to be part of their 25th Anniversary show. American Forests is honored to partner with the SAG Awards to bring attention to the growing climate crisis, and the role that healthy, resilient forests can play in slowing climate change and protecting our communities. Together we will replant trees on forestlands damaged by climate change, using tree species selected to maximize natural carbon capture and resilience to climate threats like wildfire.”