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Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi and Enviva Announce New Partnership to Support and Promote Forest Restoration and Reforestation

Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi and Enviva Announce New Partnership to Support and Promote Forest Restoration and Reforestation

Enviva Inc. (NYSE: EVA), the world’s leading producer of sustainably sourced woody biomass, along with Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi (GSGMS), announced a collaborative partnership to assist the Council on programs related to climate change, tree planting and conservation initiatives, and other STEM/natural resource-related educational opportunities planned by the GSGMS and Enviva.

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Enviva, Mississippi Forestry Association, Wildlife Mississippi, The Longleaf Alliance, consultants and numerous state agencies come together to discuss recovery plans for Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi.  (Photo: Business Wire)

Enviva, Mississippi Forestry Association, Wildlife Mississippi, The Longleaf Alliance, consultants and numerous state agencies come together to discuss recovery plans for Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi. (Photo: Business Wire)

As an official partner, Enviva will provide financial support to facilitate long-term forest management and revenue generation plans for two GSGMS-owned camps – Camp Iti Kana (Stone County, MS) and Camp Wahi (Rankin, MS). In partnership with The Longleaf Alliance – a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring a sustainable future for the longleaf pine ecosystem – Enviva will help coordinate reforestation activities at both Camp Iti Kana and Camp Wahi as part of the national Tree Promise Program Helping Girls Scouts aims to plant five million trees in five years in the United States. Beginning in 2023, Enviva, GSGMS and the Longleaf Alliance will begin planting 40,000 trees at Camp Iti Kana, a historic longleaf pine ecosystem converted into a loblolly tree farm.

“We’re proud to partner with Enviva to help restore and replant trees at both Mississippi Boy Scout camps,” said Becky Traweek, Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi. “This partnership will help empower our girls to continue to be the country’s environmentalists and through educational and hands-on programs will continue to inspire tomorrow’s leaders through action.”

Girl Scouts offer young women a unique opportunity to identify and support issues that matter to them, from partnering with other people, businesses and organizations to creating sustainable projects that are transforming the world around them. Regarding Mississippi, Camp Iti Kana and Camp Wahi suffered a large financial loss due to damage from tree loss and tree removal after a tornado hit the area on March 30, 2022, and from Hurricane Katrina in 2005. In an effort to recover To reclaim land and generate future revenue for the GSGMS Council, GSGMS, Enviva and The Longleaf Alliance, among others, will coordinate traditional thinning and timber harvesting at both sites, in accordance with recovery plans developed by Legacy Land Management Consultants, LLC.

“Enviva and Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi have shared synergies around the importance of valuing our natural resources, forest health and mitigating climate change,” said Brandi Colander, Enviva’s Chief Sustainability Officer. “Creating markets for forest products with a commitment to sustainability further incentivizes forest landowners to invest in their land and conserve it as forest. We are excited to partner with GSGMS to educate and mentor young women. We recognize that women are a minority in forestry and we are committed to investing in and providing the necessary skills to thrive and thrive.”

Enviva is working to expand its partnership with US Girl Scouts across its entire footprint. To learn more about this partnership and/or to coordinate a similar program in your region or state, email [email protected]. If you are interested in joining and/or supporting the Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi, please email [email protected].

About the Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi

The Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi are dedicated to building girls with courage, confidence and character who will make the world a better place. Supported by trusted adult volunteers, mentors, and millions of alumni, Girl Scouts lead the way as they find their voice and make changes that affect the issues that matter most to them.

Through coast-to-coast programs, Girl Scouts of all backgrounds and abilities can be uncompromisingly themselves as they discover their strengths and take on new challenges—whether they want to climb to the top of a tree or to the top of their class, lace up their boots for a hike or stand up for climate justice or find their first best friends.

About Enviva

Enviva Inc. (NYSE: EVA) is the world’s largest producer of industrial wood pellets, a renewable and sustainable energy source made by accumulating a natural resource, wood fiber, and processing it into a transportable form, wood pellets. Enviva owns and operates ten plants with a total production capacity of approximately 6.2 million tons per year in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida and Mississippi and is currently building eleven

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Plant in Epes, Alabama. Enviva plans to start building its 12th

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Plant near Bond, Mississippi in 2023. Enviva sells most of its wood pellets through long-term take-or-pay-off-take contracts with mostly credit-worthy customers in the UK, European Union and Japan, helping to accelerate the energy transition and the decarbonization of hard-to-reduce sectors such as steel, cement, lime, chemicals and jet fuel. Enviva exports its wood pellets to the world markets of Savannah, Georgia, Mobile, Alabama and Panama City, Florida through its deepwater terminals at the Port of Chesapeake, Virginia, the Port of Wilmington, North Carolina, and the Port of Pascagoula, Mississippi, and through third-party deepwater terminals .

To learn more about Enviva, please visit our website at www.envivabiomass.com. Follow Enviva on social media @Enviva.


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