Harvey’s Aims to Plant 50,000 Trees in 2022
As part of their long-term partnership with Tree Canada, Harvey’s is committed to planting more trees across the country. Last year, they surpassed their target of planting 25,000 trees by 30%.
This year, they’ve doubled their goal. In 2022, Harvey’s plans to work with Tree Canada to plant 50,000 trees across Canada. Reaching this goal will help to offset up to 10,000 tonnes of CO2, which would compensate for all carbon emission created from Harvey’s drive-thrus for the entire year and all of their paper usage across Canada.
And their goal keeps growing. By 2026, Harvey’s hopes to plant 250,000 trees, which would offset an estimated total of 50,000 tonnes of CO2.
“As a Canadian brand, helping keep Canada a beautiful thing is a top priority for us at Harvey’s,” said David Colebrook, President, Harvey’s and NYF. “We are excited to continue our partnership with Tree Canada to reach our goal of planting 50,000 this year and 250,000 trees by 2026.”
During the month of July 2022, a portion of all Harvey’s proceeds went towards tree planting. This initiative is just one part of Harvey’s overall commitment to sustainability. Other key initiatives include:
- Their focus on sustainable packaging has saved an average of 5,000 trees from being cut down and 2 million litres of water per year that would have been used to generate paper.
- They were a leader in the elimination of 26 million units of plastic straws, 4.5 million units of non-recyclable paper containers, and 1.5 million units of styrofoam cups since 2019.
- Since 2020, Harvey’s has eliminated 200,000 units of non-recyclable black plastic clamshells by switching to recyclable clamshells made from 100% recycled water bottles.
To learn more about how Harvey’s is keeping Canada beautiful, visit harveys.ca.