Apr 22, 2022
Ingevity Partners with the Arbor Day Foundation to Plant Trees on Earth Day
NORTH CHARLESTON, SC, April 22, 2022 – Ingevity is partnering with the Arbor Day Foundation to plant 5,000 trees on Earth Day through the foundation’s reforestation program. The trees will be planted in the Michigan State Forest, the United States’ forest of greatest need in 2022, and will help address deforestation in the region, remove carbon and other harmful gases, and provide natural habitats for wildlife.
“Ingevity’s purpose is to purify, protect and enhance the world around us,” said Ingevity sustainability director, Matt Redmann. “For years, we’ve accomplished this through the products we manufacture from the byproducts of the papermaking industry. This partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation allows us to bring our purpose full circle through reforestation of trees on Earth Day and continued community canopy programs in the future.”
“Working alongside organizations like Ingevity is a key component in our ability to do what we do best,” said Dan Lambe, Chief Executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. “Trees and forests are helping to solve some of the most pressing issues people and the planet are facing today. Environmental action requires a tremendous amount of teamwork, which is why we are so thrilled to have Ingevity on board to help.”
In total, The Arbor Day Foundation plans to plant nearly 6 million trees on Michigan state lands through the partnership with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. As the forests mature, they will provide a wide variety of ecosystem services including carbon sequestration and water filtration.
About the Arbor Day Foundation
Founded in 1972, the Arbor Day Foundation has grown to become the largest nonprofit membership organization dedicated to planting trees, with more than one million members, supporters and valued partners. Since 1972, almost 500 million Arbor Day Foundation trees have been planted in neighborhoods, communities, cities and forests throughout the world. Our vision is to lead toward a world where trees are used to solve issues critical to survival.
As one of the world’s largest operating conservation foundations, the Arbor Day Foundation, through its members, partners and programs, educates and engages stakeholders and communities across the globe to involve themselves in its mission of planting, nurturing and celebrating trees. More information is available at arborday.org.
Ingevity: Purify, Protect and Enhance
Ingevity provides products and technologies that purify, protect, and enhance the world around us. Through a team of talented and experienced people, we develop, manufacture and bring to market solutions that help customers solve complex problems and make the world more sustainable. We operate in two reporting segments: Performance Chemicals, which includes specialty chemicals and engineered polymers; and Performance Materials, which includes high-performance activated carbon. These products are used in a variety of demanding applications, including asphalt paving, oil exploration and production, agrochemicals, adhesives, lubricants, publication inks, coatings, elastomers, bioplastics and automotive components that reduce gasoline vapor emissions. Headquartered in North Charleston, South Carolina, Ingevity operates from 25 locations around the world and employs approximately 1,850 people. The company is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:NGVT). For more information visit www.ingevity.com.