By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter
Phoenix-based U-Haul International has partnered with The Conservation Fund to plant 1 million trees across the U.S.
The tree planting effort is funded via U-Haul and its customers who rent moving trucks, vans and pods.
Arizona-based U-Haul and The Conservation Fund started the tree planting effort in 2007.
The program looks to replenish national forest areas, wildlife refuges and parklands as well as offset the carbon emissions created by moving trucks and vans.
The partnership has also helped restore 2,500 acres of wildlife habitats.
“Planting one million trees is a wonderful accomplishment and representative of the strong, continued collaboration between U-Haul, our customers, The Conservation Fund and their team,” stated John “JT” Taylor, president of U-Haul International. “We are committed to furthering these types of environmental initiatives to solve and support progress on climate solutions. Investment in America’s forests is one way to positively impact on our environmental ecosystems.”
U-Haul customers support the tree-planting program via donations at checkouts when they rent trucks, vans and trailers.
The Conservation Fund is based in Arlington, Virginia and works to preserve and restore forests.
“U-Haul’s ongoing commitment to advancing positive outcomes for conservation and communities is a model for corporate social responsibility programs,” said Larry Selzer, president and CEO of The Conservation Fund. “By engaging customers and inspiring employees, U-Haul continues to create lasting benefits for people and the environment. Forests are one of the most important climate change solutions we have available right now because of the trees’ ability to absorb carbon dioxide. We are honored to partner with U-Haul and celebrate this significant milestone together.”