On December 6, Green Interchange joined Bridgestone Americas to plant 45 native trees at their Lebanon Distribution Center. Bridgestone Americas team members were joined by Congressman Mark Green for the event.
The Bridgestone Americas facility is located near Highway 109 in Lebanon. The 45 trees including Redbud, Oak, Maple, Birch, and Tulip Poplar species, will offset nearly 35,000 pounds of CO2 over their lifetime and will also offer many other benefits for the Bridgestone Distribution Center and surrounding community.
Dano Hills, Lebanon Distribution Center Manager for Bridgestone Americas, helped Green Interchange lead this project and said, “Initiatives like this from our site teams physically demonstrate Bridgestone’s Environmental Mission Statement’s objectives to support being in Harmony with Nature, Valuing Natural Resources and Reducing CO2 emissions.”
In addition to sequestering CO2, trees filter out other air pollution, including Sulphur dioxide, Nitrogen dioxide, ozone, carbon monoxide and particulate matter, reducing the health impacts from those sources. Trees moderate temperatures, reduce noise pollution, and provide beautification. They filter out and reduce water pollution and reduce flooding by channeling rainwater into the ground through the root systems and then reabsorbing a portion of the water.
John McFadden, CEO of Green Interchange, stated, “Partnering with Bridgestone Americas on this and other projects is helping us fulfill our mission to plant trees and establish and sustain natural systems for healthier communities, economies, and quality of life.”