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2021 pledge enables critical reforestation efforts in Colorado, Minnesota, Oregon and Pennsylvania
Denver, Colorado, December 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Hotel Engine, the world’s largest housing performance network, today announced that the company has met its 2021 pledge to plant a quarter of a million new trees across the United States through a partnership with One Tree Planted, a global nonprofit reforestation organization. For every reservation on its platform this year, Hotel Engine has contributed to the funding of a tree, up to $ 250,000.
“We are thrilled to support a cause that is so tangible in its benefits, and that anyone can support,” said Elia Wallen, Founder and CEO of Hotel Engine. “Our associates and clients have embraced the organization’s on-the-ground reforestation efforts to help reverse the devastating trends that are depleting this vital natural resource. We will continue to support their work and impact in the years to come. “
The majority of Hotel Engine’s support in 2021 – 175,000 trees – went to reforestation projects in the Chippewa National Forest in Minnesota, which has been hit hard by winds, insects and disease.
Another 25,000 trees have been allocated to rehabilitate old abandoned mine sites in Pennsylvania, while another 25,000 have helped restore selected sites in Hotel Engine’s home state of Colorado. The remaining 25,000 new trees have been planted in Oregon along river banks to restore west coast chinook ecosystems and support endangered southern resident killer whale populations in northwestern Canada. Peaceful.
“We are proud to work with partners who are committed to taking action for sustainability. These reforestation efforts have enabled Hotel Engine’s team and guests to create a positive environmental impact across the United States, supporting ecological restoration and long-term forest health, ”said Diana Chaplin, canopy director at One Tree Planted.
Announced in early 2021, the signature partnership with One Tree Planted kicked off the launch of Hotel Engine’s very first corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative, which focuses its philanthropic giving in the areas of environment, women and children and education. Throughout the year, he supported other organizations such as Access Opportunity, Black Girl Ventures, Denver Children’s Home, and Make-A-Wish Colorado.
About Hotel Engine
Hotel Engine is the world’s largest performance accommodation network, created to create a richer and more rewarding business travel experience by connecting a global network of companies and accommodation partners. The collective power of the network provides significant savings, convenience and choice for business travelers, while generating significant and differentiated business for accommodation partners. Hotel Engine is trusted by over 550,000 individual members at over 40,000 companies and 700,000 hotels in over 185 countries.
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