Celebrating Presidents Day

Presidents Day is celebrated on the third Monday of February. To many it’s a time to celebrate the country’s first commander-in-chief, George Washington, however Presidents’ Day is to honor all the American presidents. Today, we’d like to recognize President Theodore Roosevelt, who is often considered the “conservationist president” making the environment a priority.

Photo provided by American Forests

a note from our CEO, Susan Aplin:

“Of all the great men who’ve led this nation, I want to celebrate one in particular: President Theodore Roosevelt. Known as the Conservationist President, Roosevelt made conservation a top priority at a time when natural resources were thought to be inexhaustible.

Among his many contributions to conservation, Roosevelt created the United States Forest Service, established 150 national forests, five national parks, 55 wildlife preserves and 18 national monuments. These efforts protected over 230 million acres of land and paved the way for the National Park Service.

To quote President Roosevelt, “I recognize the right and duty of this generation to develop and use the natural resources of our land but I do not recognize the right to waste them, or to rob, by wasteful use, the generations that come after us.”

At Bambeco, our commitment to forest preservation and restoration begins with our products and extends to our packaging, shipping and supply chain. We offer products made from Forest Stewardship Council certified, sustainable and reclaimed woods, printed materials are made from 100% post-consumer waste and we plant a tree with every purchase you make.

Over 100 years ago he recognized what I, and all of us at Bambeco, are still committed to today: our responsibility to protect our planet. Together, we truly can change the world.”

–Susan Aplin, Co-Founder & CEO, Bambeco