From September 19, Harvey’s ‘Tree Size Your Sides’ promotion will keep Canada a beautiful thing by helping to plant trees.
Harvey’s has been proudly Canadian for over 60 years and is continuing its commitment to keeping Canada beautiful by announcing a new program celebrating National Forest Week (September 18–24) and National Tree Day (September 21).
From September 19, 2022, Harvey’s new “Tree Size Your Sides” promotion, in partnership with Tree Canada, will donate a portion of proceeds from any large side or drink towards planting 50,000 trees in Canada. Guests can also make an added $1 or $2 donation at all Harvey’s restaurants.
The Harvey’s team is thrilled to, again, celebrate its partnership with Tree Canada at National Tree Day tree planting events in every province across Canada. Harvey’s staff has been invited to join Tree Canada to plant trees on Wednesday, September 21 in locations across Canada including Edmonton, AB; Mississauga, ON; Montreal, QC and Saint John, NB.
“Our long-term partnership with Harvey’s means more trees will be planted to help us grow a better and more beautiful Canada,” said Gregory Hotte, Director of Development at Tree Canada. “We want to share our deepest gratitude for the generosity of Harvey’s and their guests for making Canada greener.”
Our long-term partnership with Harvey’s means more trees will be planted to help us grow a better and more beautiful Canada.
Harvey’s objective for 2022 is to plant up to 50,000 trees in Canada, which is double last year’s goal, where it surpassed its target of planting 25,000 trees by 30 per cent. Reaching this goal will offset up to 10,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide, enough to compensate for all carbon emissions created from Harvey’s drive-throughs nationally for the entire year and all of its paper usage across Canada. As of September 2022, an estimated total of 7,800 tonnes of carbon emissions have been offset under this initiative.
Harvey’s commitment to sustainability goes beyond its partnership with Tree Canada:
- Harvey’s has eliminated all plastic toys in kids’ meals by replacing them with its Grow a Plant activity pots, having distributed to over 679,000 kids across Canada to date.
- Harvey’s sustainable packaging has saved an average of 5,000 trees from being cut down and two million litres of water per year that would have been used to generate paper.
- Harvey’s has eliminated 26 million units of plastic straws, the use of an estimated 4.5 million units of non-recyclable paper containers, 1.5 million units of styrofoam cups, and more since 2019 that would have otherwise gone to landfills.
- Since 2020, Harvey’s has eliminated 200,000 units of non-recyclable black plastic clamshells by switching to recyclable clamshells made from 100 per cent recycled water bottles.
- Products are sourced from Canadian farmers wherever possible to reduce their impact on the environment.
“Harvey’s franchisees and staff are excited to take part in National Tree Day and plant trees with our partner Tree Canada,” said David Colebrook, Group President. “Sustainability is a key priority for Harvey’s ensuring we do our part in keeping Canada a beautiful thing.”
Through this long-term partnership with Tree Canada, Harvey’s plans to plant 250,000 trees by 2026 to compensate for an estimated total of 50,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide.