Evergreen Carbon Capture
Motivated by our mission to conserve and restore the lands in our region, Forterra’s Evergreen Carbon Capture program helps companies, organizations and individuals improve the long-term resiliency of our home.
How it works
Along with our Field Partners, Forterra plants and maintains the ECC trees in cities and rural lands throughout Western Washington. Tree planting is part of our comprehensive habitat restoration efforts, meaning ECC participants are not only mitigating their carbon impact—they are helping develop healthy, resilient forested parks and natural areas for future generations.
Companies and organizations
Participating organizations reduce their impact globally while investing in the health of our local community. Members demonstrate their commitment to sustainability and gain exposure to people who care about the health of our region and the overall well being of our planet.You can also get your entire team involved by participating in ECC tree plantings.
Regardless of how simple a lifestyle we may lead, each one of us inevitably contributes to the greenhouse gas emissions causing climate change. In fact, the average American contributes 28.2* tons of CO2 per year to the atmosphere.With ECC, it takes just five minutes to pay the Earth back.
ECC plants native evergreen trees on Forterra stewardship lands as well as on protected private and public land actively managed by local organizations and agencies. Together with our Field Partners, ECC maps and tracks tree survival to ensure the success of the project.
A special thanks to Green Diamond and King County Parks for generously contributing trees to the program.
Seed of an idea
A while back we received a request from Pearl Jam to help mitigate the carbon footprint of their 2009/10 world tour. We accepted the challenge and the Evergreen Carbon Capture program was born. Now you know who you have to thank.
Become an Evergreen Carbon Capture field partner
We partner with cities, counties, stewardship organizations and landowners to conduct forest and natural area restoration in our region. As part of this program, we provide field partners with conifer trees for their restoration efforts. Field partners also have the opportunity to engage participating companies in volunteer stewardship activities at their planting site.
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