U-Store-It Trust reached a significant milestone in its "Plant a Tree" initiative, planting more than 5,000 trees for its customers.
Launched in April, the U-Store-It Plant a Tree initiative works through the American Forests' Global ReLEAF program. Customers can request that U-Store-It plants a tree on their behalf when they rent temporary storage units on the companys website or through the U-Store-It National Sales Center. For each self-storage customer who makes this selection, U-Store-It makes a donation to American Forests to plant a native tree at no cost to the customer.
The decision to launch the Plant a Tree initiative comes from U-Store-It's commitment to reducing its impact on the environment. In addition to the Plant a Tree initiative, U-Store-It has also launched an internal Green Team, which has implemented a number of programs to reduce waste and increase recycling at its corporate office and storage facilities nationwide.
"We are very excited about working with American Forests and reaching this milestone in the Plant a Tree program," said Steve Hartman, senior vice president of marketing. "It's been a success from the start and gives us a great opportunity to join with our customers in an effort to preserve our environment."
"Every tree makes a difference and we're proud to be working with U-Store-It in its positive steps toward creating a healthier planet, added Greg Meyer, vice president of marketing at American Forests.
U-Store-It Trust is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust. The company owns and manages 476 facilities across the United States, and operates the U-Store-It Network, which consists of approximately 725 additional self-storage facilities.