Blog Post By Jona Elwell

Not Just Sweet Treets

It takes a lot to re-tree D.C. Volunteers, resources, advocates, tools, the trees themselves – and fuel! Human fuel – aka food – to be exact. We are very lucky to be a community partner of Shake Shack in D.C., which comes with quite a few perks.

In addition to enjoying their delicious sandwiches at our Community Tree Plantings throughout the year, a portion of sales from various concretes at their locations directly support our work. Have a sweet tooth in Navy Yard? Check out the Pie Oh My. Need dessert in Dupont Circle? We recommend the Washington Monu-mint. The options are endless.

Rest assured, Shake Shack employees aren’t afraid to get down and dirty with us at plantings. Employees from the Union Station location joined us at Community Tree Plantings throughout the season – they even helped plant 404 trees at 6 plantings this season alone.

We’re lucky to partner with organizations that not only support our mission, but are willing to literally help us achieve it. With two new locations in DC – Navy Yard and Logan Circle. On top of all this, they practice what they preach. Tabletops are made using reclaimed bowling alley lanes and booths are crafted using lumber certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, among many other sustainable practices. So if you see Shake Shack serving up delicious food at our next planting, or see them at the Canopy Awards, be sure to give them a high-five and thanks for supporting local organizations that better our community.

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