Refresh and Reforest
Cariboo Brewing has partnered with the BC Ministry of Forests and Range to Refresh & Reforest BC over the next seven years through the Ministry’s Forests for Tomorrow program. The Cariboo Team made the commitment in March 2009 during a planting ceremony at its Prince George brewery along with Honourable Pat Bell, BC Minister of Forests and Range, Honourable Rich Coleman, BC Minister of Housing and Social Development, customers, representatives of the local community and brewery staff. In 2012 Cariboo Brewing has increased its commitment. Each case of Cariboo helps support reforestation with the ultimate goal of planting One Million Trees by 2020.
BC Minister of Forests and Range
By restoring ecosystems damaged by the mountain pine beetle and forest fires, the Forests for Tomorrow program helps improve the health of our forests, the condition of our environment and makes our communities better places to live in. Trees sequester carbon as they grow and are an important ally in mitigating the effects of climate change.
BC Attorney General / Minister of Social Housing
Pacific Western Brewery has committed to planting at least 50,000 trees a year in BC. The first 150,000 trees now covers 120 hectares of land in the Cariboo region; creating 297 acres of healthy new forest. Subsequent plantings will build on this effort.
President and CEO of Pacific Western Brewery
We are very pleased to partner with the Ministry of Forests and Range to replace trees that have been lost to fires or pine beetles. When we launched Cariboo Genuine Draft, we committed to find a way to support our environment. Trees are part of the lifeblood of the Cariboo and a key resource for British Columbia. We thank the Ministers and staff for their leadership in developing this important program.
The program also supports the Province’s Climate Action Plan. As these seedlings grow, they will absorb carbon dioxide and breathe out clean oxygen. Over their eighty-year lifespan, the oxygen produced by these one million trees will offset 121,600 tons of carbon; the equivalent of taking over 30,000 cars off the road.