Phoenix-based U-Haul International Inc. and The Conservation Fund have collected $1 million in donations from U-Haul customers to support the Go Zero program, which plants trees to trap carbon dioxide emissions. Since the organizations partnered in 2007, more than 287,000 customers have made donations, allowing Go Zero to plant in excess of 133,000 trees.
The fund has planted oak, hickory and pecan seedlings in Marais des Cygnes National Wildlife Refuge in Kansas and Red River National Wildlife Refuge in Louisiana. The trees are expected to trap 156,000 tons of carbon dioxide as they grow.
U-Haul is North America’s largest do-it-yourself moving operator, providing self-storage and truck-rental services. Customers can make donations to Go Zero to offset the carbon emissions generated by their move.
Source: The Business Journal of Phoenix, U-Haul marks $1M in carbon offset donations