Thanks to contributions from U-Haul and its customers, more than 12,500 native trees will be planted across 23 acres at Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge through The Conservation Fund’s Go Zero program.
Permeable Ground Cover
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.
Most greenhouse gas emissions related to concrete consumption occur during the manufacture of cement. The manufacture of one ton of cement produces one ton of carbon dioxide. Cement is the primary component of concrete. Pouring 1,000 cubic yards of concrete indirectly emits 400,000 pounds of carbon dioxide.
By avoiding impervious pavement such as concrete and asphalt paving, U-Haul permeable ground cover initiatives help reduce many thousands of tons of greenhouse gas emissions and toxic air pollutants.
- Reduce storm-water runoff – water filters into the ground rather than creating unnatural runoff
- Conserve and protect nature – allows filtration, which recharges the groundwater supply
- Treat and reduce storm-water pollutants – Naturally occurring microorganisms digest pollutants in the water
- Reduce the heat island effect – using light colored or reflective pavement materials
- Eliminate or reduce the amount of land for detention – allows more open space / landscape in developments
- Parking aisles and bays
- Service lanes, access drives and fire lanes
- RV Parking, truck storage
- High-use pedestrian areas
One million U-Haul customers have supported The Conservation Fund's Go Zero program. Read here to learn about the impact of that support.
U-Haul Customers Contribute to Planting Two Million Trees Through the Conservation Fund’s Go Zero Program
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.
Arizona's Valley Forward Association recognized U-Haul with a prestigious Crescordia Award at the 32nd Annual Environmental Excellence Awards on September 29, 2012.
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 has created box programs to help customers save money and the environment by reusing existing boxes.
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.
With direct and indirect energy savings, U-Haul helps mitigate high-energy consumption throughout the U.S. and Canada, demonstrating that excellent environmental practices enhance corporate sustainability and foster a healthier community.
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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 proud to partner with two distinguished nonprofit organizations; The Conservation Fund and Tree Canada.
News and Recognition
U-Haul is a proud corporate partner of the National League of Cities.
U-Haul joined a group of elite companies when it recently received the Alliance to Save Energy’s Galaxy Star of Energy Efficiency Award.
For more than 15 years now, U-Haul has offered a biodegradable packing peanut made primarily of corn and potato starch.
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 part of U-Haul Company’s Sustainability Initiative, a fuel-economy gauge is installed in every new-production truck and is being retrofitting into the existing fleet.
U-Haul has been practicing business methods that take into consideration the value of natural resources and the Company´s impact on the environment.
Climate change is a global environmental concern with potentially significant consequences for society and the transportation industry
After twenty years of service, A U-Haul truck is ready for a new life as a storage unit. Sustainable self storage reuses van bodies that have been detached from retired U-Haul trucks.
We are extremely proud of our recycled furniture pads. The environmental benefits that are achieved while providing the best furniture pad in the industry for our customer, plus the fact that we can keep the cost low for our customers, makes a win-win situation.
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.
U-Haul has made a concerted effort to manufacture equipment that not only serves its customers well but also is environmentally friendly. So, it comes as no surprise that U-Haul would be involved in programs with partners who have the same philosophy.