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.
Tree Planting Partnerships
As part of our 70-year commitment to conduct business in a socially responsible manner, to help protect the environment and benefit the communities where we live and serve, U-Haul is proud to partner with two distinguished nonprofit organizations; The Conservation Fund® and Tree Canada®.
For our U-Haul customers in the U.S.A., our partnership with The Conservation Fund offers customers an opportunity to donate $3, $5 or $10 at checkout to plant trees, restore and build urban parks and support green economic development. 100% of all customer donations and U-Haul matches are forwarded to the Fund.
Since 2007 more than one million U-Haul customers have elected to support The Conservation Fund during their rental transactions. To date 550,000 trees have been planted trapping more than 400,000 tons of CO2. 1,600 acres have been restored and 10 National Wildlife refuges served. Two working forests have been protected and Parks with Purpose have been built in Atlanta and Detroit. To learn more, click here.
For our Canadian U-Haul customers, U-Haul is honored to partner with Canada’s largest not-for-profit tree organization. Tree Canada's Grow Clean Air Program facilitates the planting and maintaining of native trees throughout Canada. Since 1992, Tree Canada has:
- Greened more than 550 schoolyards and established urban forests in more than 375 communities
- Offset carbon emissions for more than 50 companies and 100+ meetings, events, and conferences
- Planted more than 80 million trees and is still growing
Since launching this partnership in December 2011, 108,000+ U-Haul customers have contributed more than $244,000 to help Grow Clean Air. Canadians can breathe easier knowing that every tree planted helps to combat climate change, absorb carbon dioxide emissions and produce oxygen. As one example, U-Haul customer contributions directly funded the planting of 5,000 seedlings in Sudbury, Ontario in the fall of 2014. These trees will sequester an estimated 3,767 tons of carbon dioxide over the next 100 years. To learn more about Tree Canada, click here.
These tree-planting partnerships allow U-Haul to provide measurable benefits to the communities we serve in both the United States and Canada. Please join us in making a better environment now and for future generations. Thank you!
One million U-Haul customers have supported The Conservation Fund's Go Zero program. Read here to learn about the impact of that support.
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.
Locating U-Haul Dealers within 3 miles of customers saves fuel, decreases CO2 emissions and reduces traffic congestion.
U-Haul Partnership with Arizona Forward
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.
Take A Box, Leave A Box, Re-Use Centers, Van Body Storage, Patriot Truck Leasing
U-Haul Environmental, Health and Safety vision establishes long-range goals.
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.
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
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.
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.