Neighborhood Forest is a non-profit with a simple mission: give every child the priceless joy of planting and watching trees grow. By doing so, they help beautify neighborhoods, put a dent in our carbon footprint, and instill a sense of magic, wonder, and love for the planet in our little ones. They have helped children plant over 100,000 trees since their inception in 2010, but this year will be special: they’re gearing up to give out a record 50,000 trees across 46 US states, Alaska, and Canada!
Source: Neighborhood Forest
Their growth is inspiring, but it also comes with a challenge. How can they efficiently distribute so many trees across the entire nation with a lower carbon footprint? After all, the carbon emissions from transportation are considerable, and we want to absolutely minimize them to support Neighborhood Forest’s mission.
Environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) is becoming increasingly prominent in today’s world as forward-thinking leaders and brands seek to help solve the world’s most pressing challenges. According to Bloomberg, ESG investment has exploded in the last five years, growing more than 10x from $144 billion in 2016 to $1.64 trillion in 2021. Limiting emissions to protect our environment is a core principle of ESG leaders.
Cahoot fulfillment services should be on the shortlist for brands that recognize the importance of ESG.
Cahoot’s innovative nationwide fulfillment network dramatically cuts down the distance that packages need to travel for their final mile shipping, the least efficient part of the logistics process. By strategically placing inventory across the country, businesses and non-profit organizations alike can deliver items quickly while using sustainable and low-cost ground shipping. This makes Cahoot the perfect partner for Neighborhood Forest, because we minimize the cost and emissions of distributing trees for Earth Day.
Cahoot Founder and CEO Manish Chowdhary elaborates, “At its heart, Cahoot makes ecommerce and shipping greener. Ground shipping produces 85% less CO2 emissions and costs up to 50% less than air cargo. It’s a win-win for the planet, the merchant, and the end consumer whenever we optimize an order!”
With more than twice as many trees set to go out this year than last year, those emissions savings add up quickly.
Vikas Narula, Founder of Neighborhood Forest, added, “We love Cahoot! They have helped us with very large, complicated logistics, fulfillment and shipping problems, which have greatly enabled us to scale and grow our operation exponentially. Best of all, we’re doing it affordably and sustainably. I don’t know where we would be without Cahoot..”
It may have been fate that brought Cahoot and Neighborhood Forest together – Katie Strand used the word “cahoots” in her fantastic “I Love Trees” song that was dedicated to trees, Neighborhood Forest, and Earth Day.
Want to get involved with a fantastic organization that’s dedicated to helping make our planet greener? You can sign up to get trees from Neighborhood Forest here, and help them fund the tree delivery here.
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ABOUT NEIGHBORHOOD FOREST
Neighborhood Forest was founded in 2010 by Vikas Narula. When he was a college student in the early 1990s at Maharishi International University (Fairfield, Iowa), he learned of a free tree project started by David Kidd of Ohio. Vikas and his college friends adopted the program and gave away tens of thousands of trees to schoolchildren across southeast Iowa. What began with four schools in Minneapolis has grown to over 800 schools, libraries, and youth groups in 46 states across America and Canada. Neighborhood Forest’s goal is to reach every child in North America and, eventually, the world.