We believe in giving back to the planet.
The health of our business would mean nothing without the health of our environment. Accountability for our footprint is important to us. While we support and encourage sustainable practices in our home state of Maine, we also donate to organizations with a more global impact. Trees, Water, People has a mission to improve lives by helping communities protect, conserve, and manage their natural resources.
Forests play an important part in regulating global climate. Trees remove carbon dioxide, a major greenhouse gas, from the atmosphere, while cycling oxygen back into it. When we remove trees, however, the CO2 is released again. It is estimated that up to 25% of the total amount of CO2 going into the atmosphere every year is released from trees being cut and burned. It's clear that protecting the world's forests is an important part of solving global climate change.