Doing what we can do to keep this planet healthy for all of us to continue to enjoy is incredibly important to us at Players Pickleball. We recently kicked off our "Healthy Planet" initiative to accomplish this.
This initiative is a multi-step and unending process to do what we can as a small business to reduce our impact and increase awareness in all that we do.
Step 1: Plant a Tree for Every Paddle Sold.
Yes, you read that correctly. We vow to plant a tree for every paddle we sell. Paddle making is our game--not tree planting, so we've partnered with the charity "One Tree Planted" to accomplish this. We're making donations in chunks to facilitate the planting a tree for every paddle sold. We've retroactively donated for all paddles sold prior to kicking this off, so we can confidently say "ONE TREE PLANTED FOR EVERY PADDLE SOLD!"
Learn more about One Tree Planted.
Step 2: Eliminate Unnecessary Waste and All Non-Biodegradable Material From our Shipping Packaging
Every day we package paddles and send them out to our customers. In that process, we realized we were inadvertently sending out volumes of materials without even thinking about it. One at a time it doesn't seem like much, but it all adds up. It got us thinking about how to reduce the thoughtless waste and through that process we managed to eliminate it all. Our paddles now ship with only recycled, paper-based materials and corn starch adhesive boxes, packing paper, and tape. And we manage to do with with a bit of style!
Step 3: Create a special edition Earth Day paddle and plant an additional 4 trees (for a total of 5 trees) for every one sold!
The Rogue SI Special Edition Earth Day 2019 is here! For each one sold, we'll plant 5 trees! They feature stunning photos by Alex Powell that narrate the intricate relationship between humans and our world, which we believe perfectly captures the role we all play as stewards of the planet.
- Step 4... Coming Soon...