Logistics provider ATA Freight is partnering with nonprofit Trees for the Future to plant 100,000 trees a year to change lives and combat climate change.
“We are strongly committed to developing innovative solutions that advance the movement of goods and services across geographies while creating a value chain that enhances human life” says Matt Goker, Chief Operating Office at ATA Freight. “Through our Forest Garden initiative with Trees for the Future, ATA Freight plants a tree for every shipment, offering our customers the opportunity to augment their sustainability efforts, reduce carbon emissions, and improve human lives in West Africa.”
Trees for the Future works with farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa to plant trees and improve farming practices, ending hunger, poverty, and deforestation while having a measured positive impact on the environment. ATA Freight’s commitment to plant 100,000 trees a year with Trees for the Future will offset approximately 3,460,000 pounds of carbon.
“We work with farmers to plant what we call Forest Gardens, these are long lasting ‘carbon sinks’ which help to pull carbon from the air and clean our atmosphere,” says Trees for the Future Director of Programs Brandy Lellou. “We’re really honored to be working with a company like ATA Freight that recognizes the power of trees and is doing their part to sequester carbon.”
Trees for the Future provides farmers with technical training and onsite planning for the duration of the four year program.