James Cameron, Earth Day Group To Plant 1 Million Trees

By nobody@accesshollywood.com (AccessHollywood.com Editorial Staff)
|  Sunday, Aug 15, 2010  |  Updated 10:18 PM EDT
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James Cameron, Earth Day Group To Plant 1 Million Trees

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Director James Cameron speaks to the crowd at The 2010 Earth Day Climate Rally at the National Mall on April 25, 2010 in Washington, DC.

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Earth Day Network is enlisting groups in 15 countries to plant 1 million trees this year with "Avatar" movie director James Cameron and Twentieth Century Fox.

The Washington-based group is announcing its plans Sunday. Cameron planted the first of 1 million trees in April in Brazil.

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In the U.S., trees will be planted in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles to improve air quality and urban animal habitats.

Tree plantings in such places as Mexico, Canada and Spain will be focused on reforestation of depleted areas.

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Other efforts tie in with both development and environmental improvements. In Haiti, the U.S.-based Trees for the Future will work with farmers to plant about 500,000 fruit trees and other native species to provide economic benefits. That makes Haitione of the largest sites.

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