As the next step in our sustainability journey, we’re proud to announce WoodPellets.com has partnered with Ecodrive to plant 1 tree for every delivery! Trees have a natural ability to capture and store carbon dioxide, making them important assets in the fight against climate change. Our wood pellets are created from the waste of the lumber and other wood industries or standing dead trees to provide clean, green heat to homeowners. We understand the value that trees provide to people and the environment, so we think that planting trees is the best way to do our part in the fight against climate change. We look forward to doing our part to make our planet healthier and the future brighter!
Our new partner, Ecodrive, plants mangrove trees on protected land in Madagascar. Mangroves can capture and store more carbon than almost any other tree on the planet. Each tree can sequester about 680 pounds of carbon in its lifetime.
Mangroves also create habitat for hundreds of animal species, including those that are endangered or only exist in Madagascar. They also protect shorelines from erosion and storm surges, keeping ecosystems and the people who live there safe. As mangroves take in water they filter out any pollutants before releasing water vapor back into the air. When you place an order for delivery you will receive the same high-quality pellets you’ve come to expect, but with the added bonus of having a tree with amazing ecological benefits planted for you!
In addition to this initiative’s ecological benefits, it also alleviates poverty in the nearby community by employing local villagers to plant and manage the trees. For every 100 trees planted, one full work day is created for a villager in need. We love that with the help of our customers we can create employment for people who need it, while healing the earth in the process.
We believe in the responsible use of our natural resources. Staggering quantities of wood “waste” (sawdust, wood chips, shavings, etc.) is generated through the production of lumber, flooring, cabinetry, millwork and furniture. We turn this waste into wood pellets to be used as renewable fuel, preventing it from ending up in a landfill and releasing greenhouse gasses as it decomposes. Burning one ton of wood pellets eliminates 1,500 pounds of carbon emissions compared to heating oil. While our wood pellets already provide a renewable heating source to so many families, we wanted to take our sustainability to the next level by partnering with Ecodrive to make every delivery climate positive.
We look forward to discovering the positive impact we can make by planting trees with the help of our wonderful customers and our new friends at Ecodrive!