Romeo’s Pizza Medina, Ohio (March 29, 2021)
Romeo’s Pizza is partnering with the Arbor Day Foundation to plant trees in Florida. These trees are restoring forest canopy after a natural disaster, providing critical wildlife habitat, and improving watershed health.
Through its partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation, Romeo’s Pizza is focused on living up to one of the company’s core values which is to positively impact our communities and environment. In 2019, the company embarked on an initiative to replace plastic packaging for appetizers and salads with Eco-Friendly compostable packaging. To date, the company has eliminated over two million plastic packages from the environment.
“Forests clean our air and water, cool our planet, and are home to critical wildlife,” said Dan Lambe, president, Arbor Day Foundation. “With the help of partners like Romeo’s Pizza, we can regenerate life back to these forests.”
In 2018, Hurricane Michael passed through the Econfina Creek and Chipola River Watersheds located in Bay, Calhoun and Washington Counties Florida. This area lost thousands of acres of standing timber as the eye of the hurricane crossed the Chipola River.
Reforestation provides forage for game and promotes native groundcover, such as wildflowers and other plants. Additional benefits occur for native game and aquatic species that call this area home such as deer, turkey bobwhite quail, fish and amphibians.
“Partnering with the Arbor Day Foundation is a big honor for Romeo’s Pizza. As a growing business whose core value is to enrich the lives and communities we serve, we have a responsibility to use our platform for good. This Community Partnership provides us that opportunity, and we couldn’t be more excited to get started,” said Ryan Rose CEO Romeo’s Pizza.
Romeo’s Pizza’s tree planting efforts contribute to the Arbor Day Foundation’s Time for Trees initiative. Launched in 2019, Time for Trees unites corporations, communities, and individuals under the goal of planting 100 million trees and inspiring 5 million tree planters by Arbor Day of 2022. To learn more about the initiative or how to get involved, please visit TimeforTrees.org.
About Romeo’s Pizza
Founded in 2001 in Medina, Ohio, Romeo’s Pizza is an award-winning, food-first, pizza community. With 46 open pizza locations and counting, the growing international franchise delivers handcrafted excellence through our local pizza champions.
Romeo’s Pizza delivers purpose-driven, handcrafted excellence through our team of local pizza champions. We believe pizza is always the answer. We deliver sweet smiles, one slice at a time. We will positively impact our communities and environment through our Pizza with a Purpose initiative. This initiative supports local, national and worldwide organizations that believe in making a positive impact on people and our planet. Learn more about Romeo’s Pizza and the franchising opportunities available online.
About the Arbor Day Foundation
Founded in 1972, the Arbor Day Foundation has grown to become the largest nonprofit membership organization dedicated to planting trees, with more than 1 million members, supporters, and valued partners. Since its founding, more than 400 million Arbor Day Foundation trees have been planted in neighborhoods, communities, cities, and forests throughout the world. Our vision is to help others understand and use trees as a solution to many of the global issues we face today, including air quality, water quality, climate change, deforestation, poverty, and hunger. As one of the world’s largest operating conservation foundations, the Arbor Day Foundation, through its members, partners, and programs, educates and engages stakeholders and communities across the globe to involve themselves in its mission of planting, nurturing, and celebrating trees.
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