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Rokform plants over 50,000 trees through American Forests!

by Allie Decker February 14, 2014

Rokform plants over 50,000 trees through American Forests!

In 2012, Rokform announced a partnership with American Forests supporting the American Forests Global ReLeaf program. Since then, we have planted over 50,000 trees in areas of crucial need. This accomplishment could not have been possible without the help from our loyal customers. A portion of sales from every mountable case goes toward supporting American Forest’s efforts. To learn more, CLICK HERE.

“Rokform cases have been protecting smartphones against the environment and its potential hazards, and now it’s time to do our part to start protecting the environment as well,” says Vice President, Jeff Whitten. “Working with American Forests is a great way for us to make an impact.”

These projects have restored forest ecosystems for myriad critical issues, including wildlife habitat improvement, responses to wildfire and other threats, water resource protection and carbon offsets benefits. Through local partnerships, American Forests is able to involve individuals, organizations, agencies and corporations in tree planting projects that restore local and global ecosystems.

Did you know…

  • A single tree can absorb 10 pounds of air pollutants per year.[1]
  • The average healthy, mature tree produces roughly 260 pounds of oxygen annually. The average person consumes 386 pounds of oxygen per year. Two trees provide enough oxygen for one person per year.[2]
  • Chicago’s urban forest (more than 3.5 million trees) removes about 888 tons of air pollution per year.[3]
  • Forests planted by American Forests domestically and around the world provide habitats for a variety of rare and endangered species, such as spotted owls, river otters, Siberian tigers, bald eagles and monarch butterflies.
  • The endangered red-cockaded woodpecker requires up to 500 acres to live.[4]
  • Female black bears living in the mountains can roam across 2,800 acres.[5]
  • Gray foxes generally have a home range of about 500 acres.[6]
  • CLICK HERE for more facts!

Year in Review and Sponsors

References

[1] U.S. Forest Service. Pacific Southwest Research Station. Urban Ecosystem and Social Dynamics. Urban Ecosystems and Processes. March 2001. http://www.fs.fed.us/psw/programs/uesd/uep/products/newsletters/UF1.pdf (accessed June 3, 2013).

[2] U.S. Forest Service. Pacific Southwest Research Station. Publications and Products. General Technical Report.http://www.fs.fed.us/psw/publications/documents/psw_gtr202/psw_gtr202.pdf (accessed June 3, 2013).

[3] City of Chicago. Press Releases. City to Plant 3,800 Trees in Neighborhoods Across Chicago in 2013.http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/mayor/press_room/press_releases/2013/april_2013/city_to_plant_3_800treesinneighborhoodsacrosschicagoin2013.html(accessed June 7, 2013).

[4] U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge. The Red-Cockaded Woodpecker at Carolina Sandhills NWR. Meet the red-cockaded woodpecker. (accessed June 5, 2013).

[5] New Jersey Environmental Protection. Division of Fish & Wildlife. Foxes in New Jersey. The Fray Fox. http://www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/speciesinfo_fox.htm (accessed June 5, 2013).





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