Hello everybody, and greetings from Change the Pallet!
Our organization is rooted in hard work. We believe in rolling up our sleeves and fighting (through advocacy and education) to reduce emissions massively. Over the past few months, we’ve been hard at work building our new website and developing key alliances with national sustainability leaders. We hope you’ll check out the new website and let us know what you think!
Change the Pallet had the distinct honor of presenting our analyses and recommendations to the U.S. Federal Chief Sustainability Officer, Christine Harada. This week, we have sent out a press release to all media outlets and have made our presentation available to the public. Among the key points presented about a national shift from wood to corrugated pallets:
- Up to 75 million fewer metric tons of carbon emissions
- Up to 60 million fewer truck shipments
- More than 5 billion fewer gallons in diesel
- Shipping savings of ~$200 billion dollars
Last year, Change the Pallet made national news when Oregon Governor Kate Brown directed the Oregon Department of Corrections to begin a pilot program implementing the use of corrugated cardboard pallets. The program is slated to begin in 2017, and now that the year is upon us we look forward to supporting Governor Brown’s national leadership.
Thanking all of you for following and supporting our efforts, and look forward to keeping you apprised of game-changing developments in the months ahead. Best wishes for a happy and healthy 2017!
All the best,
The CTP Team