Join us as we partner with the American Forest’s Global ReLeaf Program to bring sustainability into our urban communities. Through this program, we’re extending our commitment to sustainable print communications and business practices to the greening of our cities. As we approach Earth Day 2016, we’re offering you the opportunity to participate in our new plant-a-tree initiative. We’ll purchase a tree on your behalf through the Global ReLeaf program and provide you with a personal certificate marking your commitment.
As you know, EarthColor has worked for many years with like-minded people among our clients, suppliers and environmental non-government organizations (ENGOs) to reach a goal of zero deforestation on a global level. This new initiative gives us all the opportunity to make a difference with a reforestation program that brings this commitment closer to home.
Trees are just as vital to a city’s ecosystem as they are in our forests. They contribute to the health and well being of the people who live there and provide enormous savings in energy, resources and economics within an urban setting. Trees raise air quality, adding oxygen while sequestering carbon and absorbing chemicals and air pollutants from cars and manufacturing. They clean and absorb rainwater, contributing to storm water management to reduce flooding along city streets. Urban trees not only add beauty but also provide a home for birds and other small animals. They also create microclimates within a city, providing shade and cooler temperatures along neighborhood streets, inner city greenways and parks. They contribute to a city’s overall economy by reducing energy needs in both summer and winter and subsequently raising property values.
Global ReLeaf is one of many programs fostered by American Forests, the oldest national nonprofit conservation organization in the U.S. (circa 1875). Now marking its 25th anniversary, Global Releaf has planted nearly 50 million trees throughout the U.S. and 45 countries. With your participation, we hope to add to this accomplishment.
We’ll be mailing our initial announcement of this new program shortly and will follow up with another one as we approach Earth Day. To participate, you have only to log onto our website and sign up. We’ll send you a personalized certificate as confirmation, and we’ll keep you informed of our progress through blogs and subsequent mailings.
This initiative is one example of how EarthColor partners with ENGOs to protect the Earth and promote sustainability. You will find others highlighted in our award-winning* 2015-2016 Sustainability Report. If you’re interested in receiving a copy, please fill out the form here.