ASB MAGAZINE: Through partners like the National Forest Foundation, Globe International plants more than triple the amount of trees harvested for our skateboard production. As one the world’s largest manufacturers of premium skateboards, Globe use a significant amount of wood in their production. In order to off-set the timber used to construct skateboards, the goal is to engage in forestry efforts that replace far more what is consumed.
To that effect, Globe have partnered with the National Forest Foundation (NFF) to donate to their tree- planting program. Already doubling Globe’s contribution from last year, in 2019 the company’s donation to the NFF will plant more than three times the amount of trees harvested annually in the making of Globe skateboards.
Globe’s skateboard and skate hardware components are manufactured at dedicated partner facility, in Shenzhen, China. This state-of-the-art facility imports Hard Rock Maple logs from North America alongside regionally sourced Maple alternatives such as Cherry, Walnut and Teak. Globe also source other more sustainable materials including bamboo and up-cycled coconut husks to produce various skateboard products.
The Globe Regrowth program covers all of skateboard brands including; Globe, Dwindle Distribution (comprising Almost, enjoi, Madness, Blind and Darkstar), Dusters and their OEM business, DSM, offsetting three times the number of trees their factory buys as raw materials.
The NFF is a United States non-profit organisation that launched an ambitious campaign to plant 50 million trees across public National Forests between 2018 and 2023. The NFF partners with the United States Forest Service to target National Forests impacted by wildfire, pests and other disturbances.
Globe International is proud to be making a contribution towards that effort
ABOUT THE NATIONAL FOREST FOUNDATION:
As the nonprofit partner of the U.S. Forest Service, the National Forest Foundation (NFF) works each year to promote the health and public enjoyment of the 193-million-acre National Forest System. Chartered by Congress, the NFF engages Americans in community-based and national programs, along with administering private gifts of funds, for the benefit of the National Forests.
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