MISSOULA, Mont., Sept. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Forest Foundation (NFF) is pleased to announce the expansion of a partnership with minuteKEY, the world's first self-service key duplicating kiosk. Since 2015, minuteKEY and the NFF have been partners through minuteKEY's Secure Our Forests campaign, planting more than 15,000 trees on National Forests across the country. Now, minuteKEY is expanding the partnership by pledging to support the planting of 100,000 trees on National Forests annually.
Through this expanded partnership, minuteKEY is committing to plant one tree for every two custom forest-themed keys purchased at minuteKEY kiosks. The partnership is part of NFF's ongoing efforts to address the significant reforestation needs on our National Forests.
Unbeknownst to many Americans, millions of acres of forest cover are lost every year due to wildfire, insects and disease. Reforestation partnerships like these help fund vital projects that plant trees on National Forests to protect watersheds, restore wildlife habitat and fight climate change.
"The National Forest Foundation is excited to expand our work with minuteKEY. Reforestation partnerships like this help protect watersheds, restore wildlife habitat and fight climate change," said Mary Mitsos, NFF President. "With support from minuteKEY and their customers, we will be securing the future of our forests for all Americans."
"minuteKEY is honored to partner with the National Forest Foundation and support its mission to protect and restore the beauty and health of our nation's forests," said Randy Fagundo, CEO of minuteKEY. "We're also excited about providing our customers an easy way to make a positive impact on the environment. We are committed to planting 100,000 trees in a year. Because we are headquartered in Boulder, CO most of our associates spend much of their free time in the outdoors hiking, skiing and biking. They are so proud and supportive of our partnership with NFF"
The Secure Our Forests campaign will continue across college campuses and retail locations this fall. As part of their campaign, minuteKEY has partnered with Boulder, CO artist Phil Lewis for a specially designed, limited edition key for the campaign. For more information on this partnership with MinuteKey, visit www.minutekey.com/sustainability
For more information on the NFF's tree planting efforts, visit www.nationalforests.org.
About the National Forest Foundation
The National Forest Foundation promotes the enhancement and public enjoyment of the 193-million-acre National Forest System. By directly engaging Americans and leveraging private and public funding, the NFF improves forest health and Americans' outdoor experiences. The NFF's programs inform millions of Americans about the importance of these treasured landscapes. Each year, the NFF restores fish and wildlife habitat, plants trees in areas affected by fires, insects and disease, improves recreational opportunities, and enables communities to steward their National Forests and Grasslands. Learn more at www.nationalforests.org.
minuteKEY makes the world's first patented self-service, key duplication kiosk. As innovators in an age-old industry, minuteKEY founders invested several years developing the technology to create a highly accurate, secure and easy-to-use key-cutting device. Today's kiosk, found in thousands of high-traffic retail locations in the United States and Canada including Walmart, Lowe's and Menards, combines innovations in robotics, electronics and software engineering. See the minuteKEY website for more information and kiosk locations.
SOURCE National Forest Foundation
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