Conference attendees will join local nonprofit ReLeaf Michigan to green Muliett Park
LINCOLN, Neb., May 23, 2019 – The Arbor Day Foundation is collaborating with Brambles|CHEP, Procter & Gamble and Sustainable Brands to help ReLeaf Michigan plant 35 trees in Detroit's Muliett Park on June 3. The trees will be planted by volunteers attending the 2019 Sustainable Brands Conference being held in Detroit June 3–6, 2019. The new trees will help the city meet its goal of having a park within a ten-minute walk for all residents. Attendees can volunteer by registering here.
"This is our third year of working with the Arbor Day Foundation to incorporate a tree planting event into the Sustainable Brands experience," said Marie Perriard, senior director of global brand at Sustainable Brands. "Our attendees enjoy the opportunity to make a tangible difference in the city that hosts our conference."
"This is an event we look forward to each year," said Dan Lambe, president of the Arbor Day Foundation. "Tree planting is the core of what we do, and it's exciting to see volunteers from across the country come together to help green Detroit with ReLeaf Michigan."
Beyond immediate beautification of the Corktown Neighborhood park, these large shade trees will grow to provide much-needed shade for existing park amenities and will help reduce vehicular air pollution from Interstate 75.
"We are honored to partner with the Arbor Day Foundation and Procter & Gamble at Sustainable Brands to give back to the local community," said Laura Nador, president, CHEP North America. "All of us at Brambles|CHEP look forward to the tree planting, joining fellow organizations who prioritize sustainability as much as we do."
About the Arbor Day Foundation
Founded in 1972, the Arbor Day Foundation has grown to become the largest nonprofit membership organization dedicated to planting trees, with more than one million members, supporters, and valued partners. Their vision is to help others understand and use trees as a solution to many of the global issues we face today, including air quality, water quality, climate change, deforestation, poverty and hunger. As one of the world's largest operating conservation foundations, the Arbor Day Foundation educates and engages stakeholders and communities across the globe to involve themselves in its mission of planting, nurturing and celebrating trees. More information is available at arborday.org.
About Sustainable Brands 2019
Sustainable Brands® is the premier global community of brand innovators who are shaping the future of commerce worldwide. Since 2006, our mission has been to inspire, engage and equip today's business and brand leaders to prosper for the near and long term by leading the way to a better future. Digitally published news articles and issues-focused conversation topics, internationally known conferences and regional events, a robust e-learning library and peer-to-peer membership groups all facilitate community learning and engagement throughout the year. Sustainable Brands is a division of Sustainable Life Media headquartered in San Francisco, CA.
Brambles|CHEP helps move more goods to more people, in more places than any other organization on earth. Its pallets, crates and containers form the invisible backbone of the global supply chain and the world's biggest brands trust us to help them transport their goods more efficiently, sustainably and safely. As pioneers of the sharing economy, Brambles|CHEP created one of the world's most sustainable logistics businesses through the share and reuse of its platforms under a model known as 'pooling'. Brambles|CHEP primarily serves the fast-moving consumer goods (e.g. dry food, grocery, and health and personal care), fresh produce, beverage, retail and general manufacturing industries. Brambles|CHEP employs approximately 11,000 people and owns approximately 300 million pallets, crates and containers through a network of more than 750 service centers, supporting more than 500,000 customer touch-points for global brands such as Procter & Gamble, Kellogg's and Nestlé. Brambles|CHEP is part of the Brambles Group and operates in more than 55 countries with its largest operations in North America and Western Europe.
About Procter & Gamble
P&G serves consumers around the world with one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Always®, Ambi Pur®, Ariel®, Bounty®, Charmin®, Crest®, Dawn®, Downy®, Fairy®, Febreze®, Gain®, Gillette®, Head & Shoulders®, Lenor®, Olay®, Oral-B®, Pampers®, Pantene®, SK-II®, Tide®, Vicks®, and Whisper®. The P&G community includes operations in approximately 70 countries worldwide. Please visit http://www.pg.com for the latest news and information about P&G and its brands.
About ReLeaf Michigan
For 30 years, ReLeaf Michigan has been partnering with communities statewide to replenish our tree canopies through tree planting events. Trees provide many benefits to communities such as shade, extensive health benefits, improving economic vitality of commercial districts, absorbing storm water, and reducing carbon in our atmosphere.