At University Loft Company, we do more than hug trees; we plant them. Lots of them. Sometimes, these plantings are seedlings planted at our office complex in observance of Arbor Day (accompanied by a ULoft factory tour like the one recently attended by 145 students from Cathedral High School in Indianapolis). But halfway around the world, we also plant trees to be used in our college student furniture for dorm rooms and residence life lounges. And because these trees grow three times faster – and demonstrably stronger – than Northern Red Oak, we can use far less land than required by other college furniture manufacturers. That means less waste and less environmental impact per square acre.
Our Hevea Brasiliensis (HB) tree farms in Malaysia include managed crops laid out in sectors and harvested every twenty years. During their growth cycle, however, these trees aren’t just green and growing; they are also tapped for a sap used in the production of latex that can be used for tires, rubber gloves and other such derivative products.
So, with our Green Plan and our eco-conscious actions in using sustainable Environmentally Farmed Timber like the hardwood HB, University Loft continues to prove that we are solid global citizens dedicated to helping preserve the planet.
Yes, we plant trees; but we also plant futures – for the students that use our college furniture, and the planet we call home.
The ULoft Blog Team
About University Loft Company and our solid wood modular residence life furniture:
Since 1984, when James Jannetides built a loft configuration for his own dorm room at Southern Illinois University, hundreds of thousands of college students have enjoyed better campus living thanks to University Loft furniture. Today, University Loft serves more than 1,200 colleges, universities and related student housing partners. As Jannetides’ says: “We are always learning, always innovating, and always improving … our environment, our products, and our service. We are University Loft Company.”