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 2 million U-Haul customers have elected to support The Conservation Fund during their rental transactions. To date 828,000 trees have been planted trapping more than 448,500 metric tons of CO2. 1,900 acres have been restored and 6 National Wildlife refuges served. Two working forests have been protected and Parks with Purpose have been built in Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Richmond (CA), and Kansas City (MO). To learn more, click here.
For U-Haul customers in Canada, our partnership with Tree Canada offers customers an opportunity to donate an amount of their choice at checkout to plant trees in rural forests, restore and build urban canopies, green schoolyards, and create edible-tree community gardens. 100% of all customer donations are forwarded to Tree Canada, Canada’s largest not-for-profit tree organization since 1992.
Tree Canada honored U-Haul as their selected sole recipient for the prestigious Eterne Award in 2016. U-Haul earned Gold Level Sponsor status with Tree Canada in 2020. Canadians can breathe more easily knowing that every tree planted helps to combat climate change, absorb carbon dioxide emissions and produce oxygen. Since launching this partnership in December 2011, 302,324+ U-Haul customers have chosen to contribute, directly funding the planting of 112,883 trees which will sequester an estimated 124,171 metric 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.