Texas Trees Foundation and Esurance Plant Trees for
Skyline High School
Dallas, TX — November 11, 2008
Texas Trees Foundation (TTF), a non-profit organization dedicated to "greening North Central Texas," announced Skyline High School to be the recipient of "The Learning Tree Greener Schools Planting" today.
The school planting for Skyline High School was funded by Esurance, a direct-to-consumer car insurance company, and gives students a chance to apply classroom environmental education in an outdoor setting. This applied hands-on educational opportunity models sustainable education and helps create better stewards of the land. On Friday,
November 14, Esurance volunteers from the local Dallas office will team up with Foundation members and Skyline High School students to plant 30 trees on the campus grounds. The trees were obtained from the Texas Trees Foundation Esurance Hamilton Park Urban Tree Farm. This tree farm is one of 2 where more than 68,000 trees are grown to plant throughout North Central Texas.
Kristin Brewe, Esurance's director of brand and public relations stated, "As a company, it's important to support the communities where our associates and customers live and work, like the Dallas area. We are pleased to work with the Foundation in ensuring that vital programs like The Learning Tree Greener Schools Planting continue to bring schools, kids, and communities together to create livable communities and future stewards of the land."
Esurance, a subsidiary of White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd. (NYSE: WTM), provides personal car insurance direct to consumers online and through select online agents. Because of Esurance's virtually paperless online customer experience, Esurance car insurance customers have saved thousands of trees since the company's inception. Since the beginning of the third quarter of 2008, Esurance has also helped plant and maintain approximately 70,000 trees by supporting a variety of urban reforestation programs. Esurance is also committed to safeguarding the environment through its own operational practices, including a hybrid claims fleet and investment in renewable energy sources to augment the electricity used in each of its permanent office locations.
Over the years, Esurance's environmental initiatives have earned the company awards and recognition. In 2008, Esurance received 2 Silver Halo Awards for Best Environmental/Wildlife Campaign and Best Joint Messaging Campaign for Esurance's work with Live Earth on the Save Our Selves (SOS) Campaign. Esurance was also recently endowed into the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Leadership Club for its significant purchase of renewable energy credits to augment its company's electricity use. For more information, visit: www.esurance.com/company/environment.