Press Release: Through partners like the National Forest Foundation, Globe plants more than triple the amount of trees harvested for our skateboard production.
As one the world’s largest manufacturers of premium skateboards, we clearly use a significant amount of wood in our production. In order to off-set the timber we use to construct our skateboards, our goal is to engage in forestry efforts that replace far more than we consume.
To that effect, we have partnered with the National Forest Foundation (NFF) to donate to their tree-planting program. Already doubling our contribution from last year, in 2019 our donation to the NFF will plant more than three times the amount of trees we harvest annually in the making of our skateboards.
Our skateboard and skate hardware components are manufactured at our 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. We also source other more sustainable materials including bamboo and up-cycled coconut husks to produce our various skateboard products.
The Globe Regrowth program covers all of our skateboard models, including street decks, completes, cruiserboards and longboards, offsetting three times the number of trees our 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 is proud to be making a contribution towards that effort