GAINESVILLE, Fla. Solar Impact and Swamp Head brewery hosted the 4th annual Tree Fest today.
The president of Solar Impact wants Tree Fest to be a way the community can preserve the environment.
“Solar energy and trees are different things but they’re both environmental things. they’re both ways to improve the environment to reduce carbon from fossil fuels,” Solar Impact President Barry Jacobson said. “Trees absorbing carbon and solars reducing the need for carbon. So it’s all a part of the environmental picture.”
Five trees will be planted for every beer purchased at the fest and twenty trees will be planted for every “Tree Fest” T-shirt that is purchased.
“That’s a really exciting piece too, is not only raising the money to plant them but then coming out to the actual land and put them in the ground,” Solar Impact Director of Sales and Marketing Mike Garrett said.
The trees that will be planted are one-year-old longleaf pines and will be planted by the Alachua Conservation Trust at the Little Orange Creek preserve in Hawthorne.
Note: Solar Impact is a member of FlaSEIA.