In our individual and communal experience, it really comes down to awareness. Low-waste living is all about keeping the wider picture in mind as you make independent positive choices. While we as individuals can certainly not curb the millions of plastic bottles that are wasted each year, we can make conscious decisions on where to invest our time, money, and energy for a brighter and better planet.
Meet Team Timberland: How We Live Low-Impact
Here at Timberland, sustainability is a key part of our mission. To date, we have given the equivalent of 345 million plastic bottles new life in our gear, including recycled shoes and backpacks. We use approximately 500,000 pounds of recycled rubber in our footwear every year.
Our Sustainability Goals of 2020 were ambitious as they were relatable, and we set our sights on expanding our sustainable initiatives every day. We’ve made the bold commitment to plant 50 million trees around the world over the next five years but can only reach that goal with the helping hand of dedicated non-for-profit partners around the world.
Sustainable success starts with each and every one of our employees.
Together we can Plant The Change™, but it all starts at the local level with each community we work with. Plus, our Second Chance Program gives new life to recently discarded footwear regardless of whether they are Timberland shoes or not. This zero-waste initiative has rehoused approximately 1,700 shoes in nine countries (and counting!)
Sustainable success starts with each and every one of our employees. We sat down with a few Timberland team members to discuss the efforts they have made in their personal lives to lead a low-impact lifestyle.
How to reduce your carbon footprint 101
You can embrace zero-waste principles in a few small ways that can have a major impact on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Trade your daily disposable coffee cup for a reusable one, and bring a stainless steel water bottle to the gym instead of a single-use plastic alternative.