#SleevesGrowTrees: 51 Trees Planted on Oct. 30!



On October 30, Sleeve a Message and Washington University Dining Services together in a partnership with Bon Appetit Management Company, worked together in conjunction with Forest ReLeaf of Missouri to plant 51 trees on Washington University’s main campus as part of our Sustainable Sleeve Program. To date, Washington University has planted 280 trees!

Designed to preserve the earth’s natural resources, the sustainability 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-percent 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 produces, a tree is planted in a distressed U.S. Community on behalf of their clients.


Forest ReLeaf of Missouri & Working with 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 of 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 3,700 trees have been planted.

For more information, visit moreleaf.org.



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 at Washington University Dining Services and Sleeve a Message’s long working partnership. Over the past four years 280 trees have been planted on behalf of Washington University Dining Services, completely offsetting the impact that their coffee sleeve use has on our environment.

For more information visit bonapetit.com.