STEVENS POINT, Wis. (April 20, 2021) – Dairyland® has partnered with the Arbor Day Foundation to help regenerate forests from coast to coast in communities where the auto and motorcycle insurance brand has a strong customer presence.
Dairyland, a brand of Wisconsin-based Sentry Insurance, worked with the Arbor Day Foundation to identify locations where forest regeneration is needed due to natural disasters and other threats. Dairyland will plant more than 72,000 trees—one for each customer who chose paperless billing in 2020.
“Our customers have long had paperless billing options,” said Pete Anhalt, Dairyland president. “After we told them we’d plant a tree on their behalf when they choose paperless billing, however, they enrolled in record numbers to support this important cause.”
Americans consume 446 pounds of paper products per person each year—a weight heavier than many car engines. By enrolling in paperless billing, Dairyland customers help reduce consumption and costs while also saving trees. As highlighted by the Arbor Day Foundation, trees help fight climate change, tame stormwater, clean our air, protect our drinking water, and provide needed habitat for wildlife.
Dairyland initially intended to plant trees just in Wisconsin. This included the Bayfield County Forest where the Arbor Day Foundation will work with local planting partners on forest regeneration to create habitat for wildlife such as ruffed grouse, turkey, and deer. Bayfield County Forest also serves as an important nesting site for many types of songbirds.
Due to Dairyland customers’ resounding response to the paperless program, the company expanded the tree planting program to five additional locations throughout the country:
Dairyland, as part of its ongoing efforts to encourage customers to choose paperless billing, will continue to partner with the Arbor Day Foundation to create a more sustainable and healthier future for us all.
Dairyland is a brand of the Sentry Insurance Group. Auto and motorcycle policyholders of Dairyland brand insurance receive multiple coverage options, money-saving discounts, and outstanding customer service. For more information, including underwriting companies, visit dairylandinsurance.com.
Founded in 1972, the Arbor Day Foundation has grown to become the largest nonprofit membership organization dedicated to planting trees, with more than 1 million members, supporters, and valued partners. Since its founding, more than 400 million Arbor Day Foundation trees have been planted in neighborhoods, communities, cities, and forests throughout the world. Our vision is to help others understand and use trees as a solution to many of the global issues we face today, including air quality, water quality, climate change, deforestation, poverty, and hunger. As one of the world’s largest operating conservation foundations, the Arbor Day Foundation, through its members, partners and programs, educates and engages stakeholders and communities across the globe to involve themselves in its mission of planting, nurturing and celebrating trees.