On Earth Day 2022, we are proud to announce that Normerica Timber Homes is partnering with One Tree Planted, a non-profit organization focused on global reforestation. For every 100-board feet of timber used in a project, Normerica will donate a tree in the client’s name. The amount of timber used in each Normerica home varies, however, this averages donating about 80 trees per project.
“Working with One Tree Planted is a great fit for our company,” said Normerica President, Chris McFarlane. “Sustainability is important to both our clients and our team at Normerica. Since we sell timber homes, it makes sense to ensure we are replacing the resources we are using and helping to protect the environment.”
The objectives of this new partnership include:
- Supporting global reforestation efforts
- Empowering consumers with sustainable actions
- Raising awareness about the importance of ecosystem restoration
Planting trees is one of the best ways to combat the damaging effects of climate change. Trees help clean the air we breathe, filter the water we drink, and provide habitat to over 80 percent of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity. Trees also provide tremendous social impacts by providing jobs to over 1.6 billion people, empowering women in underdeveloped nations, and supporting communities devastated by environmental damage. Here in Canada, we can all recall the recent environmental devastation caused by forest fires and floods in British Columbia. One Tree Planted has been actively planting in this area.
“We’re excited for the opportunity to work with Normerica Timber Homes on such an impactful project,” said One Tree Planted founder and Chief Environmental Evangelist, Matt Hill. “We admire the company’s commitment to planting trees for the timber used in each of their homes. It’s a prime example of how building companies can make positive change for our planet.”
The partnership is designed to be simple for our clients to get involved in global reforestation. Normerica will calculate the linear board footage of timber used in your project and donate one tree per 100-board feet in the client’s name. Our clients will receive a certificate from One Tree Planted with the details about the donation. The trees are planted by local partner organizations and community volunteers in areas where there has been deforestation.
About One Tree Planted
One Tree Planted is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit on a mission to make it simple for anyone to help the environment by planting trees. Their projects span the globe and are done in partnership with local communities and knowledgeable experts to create an impact for nature, people, and wildlife. Reforestation helps to rebuild forests after fires and floods, provide jobs for social impact, and restore biodiversity. Many projects have overlapping objectives, creating a combination of benefits that contribute to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. To learn more, visit onetreeplanted.org.
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