Building a Partnership and Educating a Community


On November 14, Sleeve a Message (SaM) and Washington University Dining Services in partnership with Bon Appetit Management Company in conjunction with Forest ReLeaf of Missouri planted 31 trees on Washington University’s main campus as part of Sleeve a Message’s Sustainable Sleeve Program. Designed to preserve the earth’s natural resources, the program is composed of two parts and is the centerpiece of Sleeve a Message’s efforts to operate in an environmentally friendly manner.

Part one – Sleeve a Message uses the greenest materials possible. Their coffee sleeves are made from 90-perecent post consumer material, are 100-percent recyclable because they only use water based inks.

Part two – Sleeve a Message’s partnership with Forest ReLeaf of Missouri. For every 7,000 sleeves Sleeve a Message sells, a tree is planted in a distressed U.S. community on behalf of their clients.

Forest ReLeaf of Missouri & Sleeve a Message

Since its establishment in 1993, Forest ReLeaf of Missouri has spearheaded the way to a greener environment. Forest ReLeaf’s mission is to provide trees for public and nonprofit planting and present educational programs to increase stewardship of the tree and forest reflects. It is a natural fit for two eco-minded companies to team up, and since Sleeve a Message’s partnership with Forest ReLeaf of Missouri, more than 3,000 trees have been planted.


Bon Appetit & Sleeve a Message

Bon Appetit has long been the role model for responsible sourcing in the food service industry. Recognizing that how we eat is affecting the planet, Bon Appetit strives to deliver fantastic food and wonderful service while also creating a path towards greater sustainability. As the food service industry role model, Bon Appetit not only responsibly sources food but also transports and packages food in an environmentally responsible manner. It is this commitment to preserving the environment that has fostered Bon Appetit and Sleeve a Message’s long working partnership. Over the past four years 187 trees have been planted on behalf of Bon Appetit, completely offsetting the impact that their coffee sleeve use has on our environment.