What an exciting week this is because we will be enjoying some great Earth Day celebrations next week, family coming to visit, my daughter’s birthday and lots of parties. To celebrate Earth Day, I am going to bring you some great posts for a week, starting off with this one about Hanes.
Our family loves Hanes: From my husbands drawers stocked with their undershirts, to their Tees that I use for layering, to the tagless undies that are my daughters favorites, we are always well-stocked. So, I was thrilled to learn about some steps that Hanes is making to make their products more eco-friendly and contribute to Earth Day by teaming up with the Arbor Day Foundation.
A. How is Hanes working towards being more Eco-friendly? First of all, they have launched Hanes Green (I have sure you have seen some of the news commercials) to share what they are working towards:
*At the end of 2009, approximately 30% of the energy we used came from clean, renewable sources
*Since 2007, our energy efficiency programs have reduced the amount of energy we use to make our products by 11 percent.
*In 2010, we were named an U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Energy Star Partner of the Year
*They currently have 3 LEED certifications and have applied for four more.
*Their CO2 emissions feel 41% for some divisions and thy have reduced they water use per product by 18%.
*Most exciting to me is their current release of the EcoSmart textiles that are made of recycled plastic and other end textile end products that are normally throw away.
B. Partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation From April 1 – May 15, 2010, when you purchase three Hanes products, you will receive a free Earth Day t-shirt with proof of purchase through mail-in redemption. For every t-shirt redeemed, Hanes will make a $1 donation to the Arbor Day Foundation. For every $1 of Hanes donations, the Arbor Day Foundation will plant a tree, up to 20,000 on Hanes’ behalf.
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