For Earth Day Leed’s Plants More Than 2,000 Trees
In honor of Earth Day, Pittsburgh-based Leed’s, a Polyconcept North America company, announced it has donated one tree for each full-time employee. This effort builds upon the company’s EcoSmart platform launched in November 2007, where a tree is planted through American Forests—a nonprofit tree planting organization based in Washington—for every EcoSmart imprint order placed. Leed’s donations have been earmarked for planting projects in North America. Between the trees planted on behalf of Leed’s employees and those generated from EcoSmart orders, there have been a total of 2,407 trees planted since November 2007.
“Not only do we feel good about manufacturing recycled products, but our customers and end-users can also feel good choosing the products,” explained Leanne Finney, director of marketing at Leed’s. “The tree planting is yet another reason to select EcoSmart products for giveaways and promotions.”
Leed’s offers a wide range of bags, stationery and even drinkware made from recycled material. The company is also making operational strides to become more environmentally responsible, including equipping its Warren, Ohio facility with energy-efficient, movement sensor lighting that saves 80 percent energy compared with standard lighting; replacing machinery with more energy efficient models, requiring that all electric motors be high efficiency: and using 70 percent less energy with a radio frequency stamping machine over a solid state machine. In addition, all of the ink used to decorate Leed’s products is environmentally safe and the new screen washers use fewer chemicals and less water than previous models.
Leed’s is the second leading supplier of promotional products and advertising specialties. Headquartered in New Kensington, Pa. and with offices around the globe, Leed’s products, programs and services are recognized throughout the United States and Canada.
For more information on Leed’s, visit www.leedsworld.com
About American Forests:
American Forests has been leading the charge to preserve and restore the environment for generations to come by planting trees. As of December 2006, the organization had planted 25 million trees in more than 500 projects, including one in every U.S. state and territory, and in 21 countries.