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5 Earth Day Pledges We Love

Hello Fresh

Hello Fresh plans to offset 100 percent of the carbon dioxide emissions (CO₂) generated from its operations, outbound shipping and corporate travel through a partnership with Terrapass.

Why We Love It: Terrapass supports a number of projects including carbon offsets through community forest projects.

Hello Fresh 2020 Earth Day Pledge 

Numi Organic Tea

Using a combination of emissions reductions and carbon offsets, Numi Organic Tea has committed to going carbon neutral by 2023.

Why We Love It: Forest carbon offsets do more than offset carbon, they help support biodiversity, habitat conservation, and recreation.

Numi Organic Tea 2020 Earth Day Pledge

Allbirds

Allbirds is launching a carbon footprint initiative which measures the carbon output for each of its products. They will also be labelling every product they make with a Life Cycle Assessment tool which measures each product's environmental impact by looking at materials, development, manufacturing, and end of life.

Why We Love It: Allbirds makes shoes from tree fibers sourced from certified forests. They also use packaging made from 90% recycled cardboard. It’s officially the unofficial shoe of #forestproud.

Allbirds 2020 Earth Day Pledge

Levi's Jeans

Levi’s is partnering with an organization to turn donated jeans into insulation for low-income housing, which keeps jeans out of the landfill while keeping our communities healthier. Oh, when you donate your jeans (from any manufacturer), you also get 20% off a new pair.

Why We Love It: We wear a lot of jeans. Wood offers a tremendous opportunity to help meet affordable housing needs and those houses need insulation!

Levi's Jeans 2020 Earth Day Pledge

Horizon Organic

Horizon is committing to be carbon positive by 2025. By looking at their entire supply chain, they’re making positive changes to its manufacturing facilities, farms, transportation, and packaging to remove as much carbon from the atmosphere as possible.

Why We Love It: Reaching carbon neutral is awesome. Going beyond it is even awesome-er. We love that they use paper packaging from certified forests and that it’s recyclable.

Horizon Organic 2020 Earth Day Pledge

Reimagining Our Cities
Mass Timber

KATERRA

In 2019, Katerra opened one of the largest mass timber manufacturing facilities in North America. See how Katerra - using a technology first approach - is not only building the future with mass timber, but is showcasing how forests can help us reimagine our cities for the better.

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The Importance of Forests in Mitigating Climate Change

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) is working with partners such as American Forests on important global issues such as climate change.

Forests and forest products capture almost 15% of our carbon emissions each year. Learn more about the importance of forests in mitigating climate change.

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Fast Facts
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Fast Facts | Carbon

When trees are turned into products, that carbon stays in those products and out of our atmosphere. By using forest products we are keeping forests as forests and helping fight climate change.

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Biomass + Renewable Energy, Forest Management, Innovation, Products

Biomass Through Generations

In 2016, Menominee Tribal Enterprises, the business arm of the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin, completed a biomass-fueled district combined heat and power (CHP) project in an attempt to create energy independence, and reduce carbon footprint and air emissions.

For more than 150 years, the Menominee people have utilized sustainable forestry practices to preserve a unique ecosystem with a wide variety of species and varied habitats. The result is an award winning sustainable forest located on the Menominee Nation Reservation in central Wisconsin. It’s a forest that is not only economically profitable, but also ecologically healthy. In 2016, an advanced wood energy system was completed at the Menominee Tribal Enterprises sawmill to continue with our practices of preserving resources. The project, driven by the Menominee people’s emphasis on sustainability and environmental protection, evolved from our cultural relationship with the land and greater self-sufficiency as a Nation.

In 2016, we completed a biomass-fueled district combined heat and power (CHP) project in an attempt to create energy independence, reduce our carbon footprint and reduce air emissions thus improving local air quality through the use of renewable resources on the Reservation. Biomass is simply wood chips, collected from waste residues from our sawmill, from low value logs, or from harvesting residues. By moving to a biomass boiler system, we are also protecting the health and well-being of communities and our Tribal School near the mill. It is MTEs responsibility and practice to protect the community health as well as the environment while committing to providing sustainable jobs and a solid economic base for the Menominee Indian Tribe.

This project occurred pretty quickly. In partnership with the USDA Forest Service and their wood energy team, assessments showed that we could replace old, inefficient technology with a new biomass-fueled district combined heat and power (CHP) system to generate steam and electricity using renewable biomass fuel for our forest products operations. The steam heat generated will be used to dry lumber in our kilns and to heat our operations and office space, and electricity generated will provide more than 20 percent of MTE’s energy needs. It strengthens our long-term competiveness and commitment to the Menominee and our customers. Our mission statement reflects this: “Menominee Tribal Enterprises is committed to excellence in the sustainable management of our forest, and the manufacturing of our lumber and forest products providing a consistently superior product while serving the needs of our forest, employees, wood products customers, tribal community, and future generations.”

Our investment in a new wood energy system is providing use of existing, renewable Menominee resources and providing economic and environmental benefits for the long-term sustainability of our forests and people. This provides for our Nation for the next generations and embodies the culture, values, and spirit of the Menominee people.

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FORESTS ARE THE FUTURE | Shabnam Sanaei, Domtar

Shabnam is a bio-chemical engineer from Iran who traded oil and gas for renewable wood.

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How Can We Serve What We Don’t Understand

What are our forests really made of? From the air, ecologist Greg Asner uses a spectrometer and high-powered lasers to map nature in meticulous kaleidoscopic 3D detail — what he calls “a very high-tech accounting system” of carbon in this Ted Talks video

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Biomass Through Generations

In 2016, Menominee Tribal Enterprises, the business arm of the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin, completed a biomass-fueled district combined heat and power (CHP) project in an attempt to create energy independence, and reduce carbon footprint and air emissions.

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FORESTS ARE THE FUTURE | Shabnam Sanaei, Domtar

Shabnam is a bio-chemical engineer from Iran who traded oil and gas for renewable wood. Driven by her desire to improve the world around her and contribute to a more sustainable future, her work creating new materials and products from biomaterials is literally redefining what’s possible with wood.

Meet Shabnam Sanaei and see why her work as a Biomaterials Specialist at Domtar makes her #forestproud.

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Rethinking Our Carbon Future
Carbon + Climate Change, Forest Management, Innovation

How Can We Serve What We Don’t Understand

What are our forests really made of? From the air, ecologist Greg Asner uses a spectrometer and high-powered lasers to map nature in meticulous kaleidoscopic 3D detail — what he calls “a very high-tech accounting system” of carbon in this Ted Talks video

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