Pledge by The Travelers Indemnity Company
Travelers One Million Reasons Why CampaignTotal Trees Pledged: 500,000
The Travelers Companies, Inc. in April of 2019 announced a new initiative with American Forests, the country’s oldest nonprofit conservation group, to plant a tree when personal lines customers choose paperless billing. The company pledged to plant up to one million trees through April 2020, supporting the reforestation of endangered ecosystems in several states and have named the initiative One Million Reason Why, given the endless number of benefits trees provide.
Not only did Travelers hit their million tree goal in April of 2020, they committed to funding an additional 500,000 trees by Earth Day, 2021.
"We are proud to have reached this important milestone and to continue our successful partnership with American Forests,” said Michael Klein, Executive Vice President and President of Personal Insurance at Travelers. “We are committed to operating our business efficiently and sustainably. This program achieves both, by creating a convenient experience for our customers and meaningfully reducing our paper usage and carbon footprint.”
We are partnering with American Forests, the nation’s oldest conservation organization.
Travelers and American Forests’ partnership is implementing scientific research to restore forest health. This research informs new tools and techniques to help forests cope with climate change. These techniques can boost forest growth after wildfires, for example, or trap more carbon in forest soil. Some of their “climate smart” reforestation methods include:
-Planting genetically diverse collections of native species.
-Planting trees that are better able to thrive under future climate conditions.
-Screening seedlings for disease resistance.
-Spacing seedlings to mimic natural tree regrowth after wildfire. Wider, natural spacing reduces the risk of future fires.
-Planting seedlings in plastic shelter tubes that dramatically increase plant survival in drought-prone areas.
154,037 MT CO2e