Mary Kay Inc., through its corporate sustainability and stewardship efforts, celebrated planting more than 1.2 million trees to date. This milestone follows the completion of a 69-acre reforestation project to revitalize Florida’s Econfina Creek Wildlife Management Area, realized through a partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation.
This most recent collaboration replanted native tree species, including 43,000 longleaf pines, that will improve wildlife habitats and preserve the primary source of drinking water for Bay County, Florida. This effort alone is predicted to have a significant long-term impact, and over the next 40 years is expected to sequester 57,387.3 metric tonnes of net carbon dioxide, remove 165.6 tonnes of air pollution and intercept more than 2.4 million gallons of rainfall.
“Trees truly are the closest thing our planet has to superheroes,” said Deborah Gibbins, Mary Kay Inc. Chief Operating Officer. “They absorb carbon, improve water quality, and produce vital oxygen. Their powers are unmatched, which is why Mary Kay Inc. invests so heavily in reforestation projects around the globe.”