MISSION

 

75%

landfill diversion by 2020 - AB 341

 

37.4%

of waste was recyclable in 2014

 

25%

Methane potency over CO2

 
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Our mission is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by diverting as much woody biomass as possible from the landfill. Cutting logs into lumber creates the most efficient byproduct from trees, as it can continue to sequester carbon for many more decades after the tree is removed. When green waste is buried at the landfill, it produces methane, which is 25% more potent than the CO2 and carbon that would be released if it naturally decomposed or was burned. After the wood is milled, we work with local governments and community organizations to encourage the use of urban wood by donating lumber for public projects. The best way to support a positive future is through education as well.