U-Haul operates more than 1,600 self-storage facilities across North America
September 10, 2019: Phoenix based U-Haul moving and self-storage customers in Canada have donated $507,000 to Tree Canada, a non-profit organization committed to planting and protecting trees across the country. Since partnering with U-Haul International Inc. in 2011, Some 230,000 U-Haul customers have donated $507,000 to plant or protect 81,437 trees, which will absorb about 90,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide. The partnership includes reforestation and urban tree-canopy projects.
Many urban projects include planting edible trees as a part of the nonprofit’s Greening Canada’s School Grounds initiative. As a part of this the organization will conduct an edible-tree planting event on Sept. 12 at Saint Mark Catholic Elementary School in Kitchener, Ontario.
“The alignment of values between Tree Canada and U-Haul is a strong indicator of our commitment to Canadian citizens" Said by Jake Spelic, U-Haul area district vice president.
“We are grateful for the outstanding contribution U-Haul has made to advance our Grow Clean Air program. U-Haul continues to show its commitment to actively participate in environmental strategies to mitigate climate change and improve air quality. Together, we're improving the lives of Canadians.” Said by Danielle St-Aubin, CEO of Tree Canada.
U-Haul founded in 1945 and based in Phoenix operates more than 1,600 self-storage facilities across North America. It has a portfolio of 60.7 million square feet of owned and managed storage space.
Tree Canada is the non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of Canadians by planting and nurturing trees. Its efforts include the restoration of tree coverage in areas hit by natural disasters and guiding communities in managing urban forests. The organization has planted more than 82 million trees across Canada.