Harvey’s Greening Up the Forest City

This summer, all London Harvey’s locations are raising money for a big planting event in the Forest City on National Tree Day in September with Tree Canada and us. 

“Harvey’s is on a journey to keep Canada a beautiful thing through a number of key initiatives, including sustainable packaging and Canadian sourcing practices,” said Shalin Shah, Sr. Brand Manager, Harvey’s Canada. “Through its new partnership with Tree Canada, Harvey’s goal is to plant 25,000 trees in 2021, right here in Canada.”

We are lucky that here in London, Harvey’s is focusing on making their community greener and leafier with over 300 new native trees and shrubs to be planted this September and all of these trees will count toward London’s Million Tree Challenge!

“Harvey’s is 100% a Canadian company,” said Zarko Frkovic, London Harvey’s franchisee, “and as proud local Harvey’s franchisees, living and working in London, we wanted to extend our thanks to the local community after the success of the national Tree Canada promotion and support the Forest City.”

When you go to any London Harvey’s location this summer you can Tree Size your combo and get a large fry and a large drink and all proceeds from this purchase will go to planting trees in our city! You can also make a donation in increments of $1 or $2 to go towards trees or you can also go to Tree Canada’s website and make a donation at https://treecanada.ca/harveys-london-donation-form/

“When we looked into the community there was this great organization who set a lofty goal of planting one million new trees,” said Zarko Frkovic, “we are excited to be in partnership with ReForest London and cannot wait to get our shovels and hands dirty and plant trees on September 22nd.”

“Harvey’s believes in supporting its own and sources quality ingredients from local farmers to be more economically, environmentally and socially sustainable,” said Shalin Shah, “We have also implemented many more environmentally-friendly practices including our continued effort to reduce waste, with 80% of all packaging containing recycled material, which from our sustainable packaging alone, saves 5,000 trees annually, capturing 1000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).”

In 2019, Harvey’s switched to paper straws and in 2020 they launched their Grow a Plant initiative, which provides a plant kit with every kid’s meal. To reduce single-use plastics, kids receive a sunflower or nasturtium plant in lieu of a plastic toy. Over one million plant kits are expected to be given out annually!

 “We want to give back to the local community of London,” said Zarko Frkovic, “and hope that the trees we plant this year will be a small step to your goal and something the community can enjoy on their next walk on a trail!”