Auric Solar and TreeUtah partnered for the second year in a row to give back to the community and improve Utah’s air quality.
With more than 100 volunteers and a surprise appearance from the stars of HGTV’s hit show Property Brothers, we planted 20 trees at Big Cottonwood Regional Park, which will eliminate nearly 1,000 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions per year.
HGTV’s Property Brothers Drew and Jonathan Scott got their hands dirty and planted a few trees with Auric employees and their families.
“It’s great to see the entire community come together to help plant trees in Salt Lake City,” Drew Scott said. “I love seeing all of the support.”
Planting trees and installing solar both provide environmental and social benefits, including improving Utah’s air quality. In fact, the average solar-powered home reduces greenhouse gas emissions the equivalent of planting more than 100 trees annually.
“Our business of providing solar is all about making sure we leave our world a better place for generations to come,” Auric Solar Co-Founder Trent Vansice said.
As Utah’s largest solar provider, Auric Solar has installed more than 25 megawatts of solar energy in Utah and Idaho — the environmental equivalent of planting 450,000 trees per year.
TreeUtah’s mission is to improve Utah’s quality of life for present and future generations by enhancing the environment through tree planting, stewardship, and education. Since its founding in 1990, the organization has planted 350,000 trees with the help of 150,000 volunteers.
To participate in the next Tree Utah planting, visit www.treeutah.org.