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Esurance becomes next Laurelbrook Project Supporter

Posted by The NativeEnergy Team on Nov 15, 2010
Tags: business partners, climate change news

Do you know that trees can improve traffic safety?

A number of studies have concluded that trees might make streets look narrower, encouraging drivers to slow down. This reduced speed contributes to fewer automobile accidents. Recognizing a creative, practical way to enhance their sustainability plan, Esurance began planting trees in local communities in 2005. Since then, the company has planted more than 92,000!

Planting trees isn’t Esurance’s only sustainability initiative—the company also emphasizes paperless communication, and its entire claims fleet is comprised of hybrid vehicles. Additionally, since 2009, Esurance has teamed with NativeEnergy to offset policyholder carbon emissions and electricity use in each of their 14 office locations.

Today, we’re excited to announce that Esurance continues to offset the emissions from their office electricity use and corporate travel as a Project Supporter of the Laurelbrook Farm Compost Project. Through NativeEnergy’s innovative Help Build™ model, the insurer was able to purchase a share of the verified emissions reductions that the project will produce over a 10-year period. As a Project Supporter, Esurance’s purchase has provided vital, upfront funding to the family-owned farm in East Canaan, Connecticut.

Speaking about the partnership, Esurance President and CEO Gary Tolman said: “For over a decade Esurance has focused on reducing its environmental impact through operational initiatives such as our ‘paperless experience’ for consumers, and engaging with local communities by supporting urban reforestation programs. By working with NativeEnergy on the Laurelbrook Farm project, we are able to reduce pollution from greenhouse gases, offset our carbon footprint and help promote sustainable and ethical farming practices.”

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