West Valley– Ivory Homes, with partners TreeUtah and UCAIR, kicked off the company’s effort to plant 30,000 trees throughout Utah by replacing a local family’s tree that was destroyed by a drunk driver in West Valley. Launched earlier this year on Earth Day, the 30,000 Tree Initiative is seeking to partner with Utahns to help us have a lasting impact by improving roadsides, ecological environments, and public green spaces. As part of the replacement, Ivory Homes also planted two new trees in the Blanchard’s yard.
“We’re just so appreciative of Ivory Homes and their tree campaign. We were so shocked and disappointed when the incident happened, to have that negative turned into something so positive is beyond great,” said Jamie Blanchard, the homeowner. “We hope others will reach out and make this a community-driven effort.”
The 30,000-tree initiative is part of the extensive efforts Ivory Homes is making to be an eco-friendly and more sustainable builder. Ivory Homes was recently selected to receive the “Your Utah, Your Future” award by Envision Utah for striving to reduce emissions produced by residential living.
“We’re thrilled to kick off our 30,000-tree initiative and help Jamie and her family out,” said Clark Ivory, CEO of Ivory Homes. “This was a unique and unfortunate circumstance. We’re glad everyone is safe and ultimately, we’re excited to make a lasting impact on our state’s quality of life and thank Utahns for making number one for the past 30-years.”
Ivory Homes is actively seeking ideas and proposals for significant planting projects and locations from Utahns, other corporate partners and communities from across the state at its website: www.ivorygreen.com.
“It’s always great the community impact a tree can make, but especially the individual impact for this family. We’re delighted they reached out,” TreeUtah executive director Amy May said. “TreeUtah is delighted to partner Ivory Homes, UCAIR and citizens throughout the state to improve Utah’s quality of life for present and future generations by enhancing the environment through tree planting, stewardship, and education.”
In total, 20,000 trees will be gifted to the communities across the state with an additional 10,000 trees planted in new and existing Ivory Homes’ communities. Priority for nominations is given to plantings that benefit the broader community and have a lasting impact by improving schools, parks, roadsides, ecological environments, and public green spaces. This individual circumstance rose to a special occasion.
“The timing of this kick off is great, as we all know the state struggles with summer ozone issues that diminish our air quality and trees can make a real positive impact on that,” UCAIR executive director Thom Carter said. “In our efforts to improve our air quality there are no perfect answers, but there are practical solutions – one of which is Utahns actively participating in this great initiative.”
About Ivory Homes: Ivory Homes is Utah’s Number One Homebuilder™ and has been Growing and Changing with Utah™ for nearly 50 years and is celebrating 30 years of excellence leading the Utah market building communities and new homes in Utah for every stage of life. Ivory Homes currently has nearly 50 communities and 40 model home locations stretching from Ogden to Provo, and from Park City to St. George. Ivory Homes offers a variety of floor plans and designs to fit lifestyle and personal needs including active adult communities, townhomes, condominiums and single-family homes from affordable to luxury. Learn more at www.ivoryhomes.com.
About TreeUtah: TreeUtah is a statewide 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Our mission is to improve Utah’s quality of life for present and future generations by enhancing the environment through tree planting, stewardship, and education. TreeUtah has planted more than 370,000 trees with the help of over 155,000 volunteers and donors around Utah. More information is available at www.treeutah.org.
About UCAIR: UCAIR is a statewide clean air non-profit partnership created to make it easier for individuals, businesses, and communities to make small changes to improve Utah’s air. Every small change adds to a collective bigger step toward better health, a better economy and better overall quality of life for all of us. Find out more about how you can make a difference by visiting www.UCAIR.org.