Renew Financial will donate an acre to preserve rainforest with each new PACE project

Written By: Stratton Report
June 1, 2016


On June 1, Renew Financial announced a partnership with Rainforest Trust. The partnership will preserve rainforest in the Democratic Republic of Congo by creating the 1.2-million-acre Balanga Forest Reserve. Renew Financial will kick off the partnership with an upfront donation to preserve approximately 4,000 acres of land and will contribute an additional one acre for every Renew Financial-financed home improvement project on an ongoing basis.

Homeowners choosing Renew Financial for energy efficiency, renewable energy and water conservation projects, will receive a certificate recognizing their participation.

Cisco DeVries, Chief Executive Officer of Renew Financial noted: “Climate change is the defining problem of our generation, and we want to do our part to be good corporate citizens. We’re excited to partner with Rainforest Trust to help conservation efforts in the Balanga Forest Reserve. Renew Financial is dedicated to providing homeowners with home improvement solutions that help preserve natural resources, and partnering with Rainforest Trust allows us to extend those efforts more broadly.”

Dr. Paul Salaman, CEO of Rainforest Trust noted:

“Celebrating 27 years of conservation achievements, Rainforest Trust has permanently protected more than 12.5 million acres of rainforests and tropical habitat all over the world. With Renew Financial’s partnership, we will continue expanding our efforts in the Congo, saving crucial rainforest habitat for spectacular and imperiled wildlife while ensuring the future of a healthier planet for future generations. Funds from Renew Financial will directly support the creation of Balanga Forest Reserve, an area that would not survive without environmentally responsible companies like Renew Financial.”