U-Haul, the leading U.S. retailer of propane for nearly 30 years, is unveiling a sustainable one-pound propane cylinder that will appeal to conservationists and cost-conscious customers alike.
U-Haul Customers Contribute to Planting Two Million Trees Through the Conservation Fund’s Go Zero Program
PHOENIX (Feb. 5, 2013) — Thanks in large part to donations from U-Haul and its customers, The Conservation Fund announced in December that it was on the verge of achieving two spectacular milestones—the planting of its two millionth tree as part of its voluntary carbon offset program, Go Zero, and a total of one million trees in the ground at Upper Ouachita National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in Louisiana.
U-Haul customers renting equipment at participating company locations across North America and on uhaul.com can donate to Go Zero to offset carbon emissions.
“U-Haul is thrilled with the success of the Go Zero program and is proud to be in partnership with The Conservation Fund,” stated Stuart Shoen, executive vice president, U-Haul International, Inc. “This has only been possible because of the hard work, generosity and mutual interests of our wonderful customers and committed Team members at every single location across the United States. Every dollar collected by U-Haul goes directly to The Conservation Fund.”
Since 2007, more than 770,000 U-Haul customers have elected to offset their emissions, raising nearly $2.5 million to plant more than 290,000 native trees on behalf of Go Zero and wildlife refuges nationwide. So far U-Haul donations have restored more than 962 acres of forest—that’s the size of 860 football fields—even larger than New York’s Central Park. Over the next 100 years those trees will trap nearly 350,000 tons of carbon dioxide.
Donations have also helped to protect working forests along California’s north coast, including the purchase and retirement of 22,500 tons of carbon from the Fund’s Garcia, Big River and Salmon Creek forests in Mendocino County. Moving forward, a portion of U-Haul’s Go Zero donations will also be used to help plant trees, restore parks and support a growing green economy in Detroit.
“The support and generosity from U-Haul and its customers for this program is unprecedented,” said Jena Meredith, director of The Conservation Fund’s Go Zero program. “Based on the extraordinary success and high participation rates, climate change and habitat loss are obviously two issues that resonate strongly with U-Haul and its customers. Their donations deliver measurable results for our nation’s air quality, forests and wildlife.”
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About The Conservation Fund
At The Conservation Fund, we combine a passion for conservation with an entrepreneurial spirit to protect your favorite places before they become just a memory. A hallmark of our work is our deep, unwavering understanding that for conservation solutions to last, they need to make economic sense. Top-ranked, we have protected more than 7 million acres across America. www.conservationfund.org
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Dr. Allan Yang, chief sustainability scientist for U-Haul International, served Phoenix as a city commissioner and mayoral liaison during his November trip to Chengdu, China, while participating in the 2015 Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship Fair.
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Wayne State University will analyze the economic and social impacts that U-Haul corporate sustainability initiatives are having on the New Center neighborhood in Detroit.
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U-Haul is founded on the fundamental philosophy that "division of use and specialization of ownership" are good for both our customers and the environment.
U-Haul, the largest do-it-yourself moving company in North America, wanted to give its customers renting equipment at more than 15,000 locations in the U.S. and Canada and on uhaul.com a simple way to make their move a little bit greener.
Locating U-Haul Dealers within 3 miles of customers saves fuel, decreases CO2 emissions and reduces traffic congestion.
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U-Haul Environmental, Health and Safety vision establishes long-range goals.
At U-Haul, we are committed to sustainability through environmental protection, social responsibility and economic efficiency.
U-Haul is a proud corporate partner of the National League of Cities.
U-Haul regards its employees as the most valuable asset in our Company. We are committed to providing a healthy and safe work environment.
More than 50 million people in North America move every year. The average U.S. resident moves 11 times in a lifetime. Moving can be stressful and expensive, and it can also create negative impacts on the environment.
U-Haul recognizes that the socioeconomic impact of our business can be significant.
As one of our environmental initiatives, the use of permeable ground cover is a better solution, providing environmental and storm-water benefits, and multifunctional solutions, for a more sustainable and beautiful answer to site design.
U-Haul has made a concerted effort to manufacture equipment that not only serves its customers well, but is also environmentally friendly. So it comes as no surprise that U-Haul would be involved in programs with partners who have the same philosophy.
We believe the primary responsibility of U-Haul is to develop products and services to help people move and store their household and commercial goods in an economically, environmentally and socially responsible manner.