Today is Earth Day, and we’re super excited about it here at TSheets because people all over the world are planting trees to support local communities and biodiversity.
But why would a time tracking company based in Boise, Idaho—a state better known for its potatoes than its forests—be getting so excited about people planting trees?
The City of Trees
For starters, all Boiseans (us included) love the outdoors—which is one of the reasons the city was recently voted in the Top 100 Best Places to Live. Lesser known is the fact that Idaho is one of the most densely forested parts of the U.S., with around a third of the state rooted with sweet-smelling pines, brightly colored larches, bushy hemlocks, festive spruces, majestic cedars, and towering firs.
But it wasn’t always this way. Not in Boise, at least. (Which is another reason we’re excited about Earth Day this year.)
Back in the 1860s, the city was founded on dry scrubland, not far from a desert, where trees were so few and far between that the local newspaper, the Idaho Statesman, ran regular articles encouraging people to plant as many of them as possible. Thanks to the tireless efforts of these early settlers, and their descendants, our hometown now truly lives up to the name it was first given by the French-Canadian fur trappers who helped to found it: “The City of Trees.”
(For more great facts like this, head over to our Boise Insider’s Guide which is packed full of great local info.)
ReLeaf-ing the City
One of the ways that people are contributing to Earth Day in Boise is by volunteering for the local ReLeaf program which plants trees throughout the city every April. To find out more about how you can take part in Earth Day, head over to the campaigns section of the movement’s website.
Want to get involved? If you’re a TSheets customer, you already are!
Did you know?
TSheets customers clock up almost half a million hours EVERY DAY. If you translate these hours into the number of paper timesheets that are not being printed every year and laid them end to end, they would stretch for more than 700 miles!
However you choose to celebrate Earth Day, know that by using mobile time tracking you’re helping to save trees every day.