Giving Back with One Project One Tree
“At Interstate, where we’ve been restoring property over the last 20-plus years, we also feel it’s vital for us to help restore the planet, and our partnership with One Tree Planted is really an extension of that attitude,” Stacy Mazur said.
Our team had a great time over the weekend participating in one of many events put on by One Tree Planted. The goal was for 400 volunteers to plant 5,000 trees in the area affected by fires in 2010 and 2013. The fires left a huge burn scar that has caused problems for water-runoff and subsequent flooding. Giving back and having a day filled with community and partnerships truly warmed our hearts.
We hope you are able to find a way to celebrate Earth Day in your community today, this month or anytime this year because taking care of our environment really is a daily commitment.
Did you know that trees play a vital role in helping to minimize the impacts of natural disasters? In fact, every year between $2-3.5 billion in disaster damage is saved worldwide because of forests. Trees on mountain slopes reduce avalanches, keep the ground fertile, regulate freshwater flow and help stop or slow down landslides. Mangroves and other coastal forests can help control flooding and reduce damage caused by storm surges and tsunamis. And, well-managed forests can actually decrease the risk of wildfire.
“It’s a good feeling to know that you can contribute this kind of labor and make such a big difference in the environment and in people’s lives,” said Tim Connors, VP of National Accounts at Interstate.
In July 2018, Interstate partnered with One Tree Planted. As part of this ongoing initiative, we are funding the planting of one tree for every restoration project we complete. So far, we’ve donated over $20,000.
Learn more about Interstate’s involvement with One Tree Planted and how we helped hundreds of volunteers plant small evergreen trees in Sunshine Canyon outside Boulder Colorado over the weekend.