At Eco Movers, it’s our mission to combine our legendary customer service with industry-leading green practices — it’s that earth-friendly portion of our slogan.
For the first several years after we were founded in 2009, we started a recycling program, stressed used packing materials, and dramatically cut down on cardboard and plastic waste common in the moving industry. We bought several thousand reusable moving boxes, our Eco Boxes, and saved tens of thousands of cardboard boxes by switching to multi-use containers.
Our Partnership with One Tree Planted
Eco Movers is proud to announce our partnership with One Tree Planted, a non-profit environmental charity on a mission of global reforestation. Together, we have created a program where one tree will be planted for every move we service!
Each donation will go towards restoring national forests within North America. One Tree Planted is an official reforestation partner of The United States Forest Service, working to help plant trees in areas where the USFS needs them most. This initiative will improve forests around the country that have been impacted by devastations such as wildfires and insect infestations, aiding in reforestation and bringing back lost biodiversity habitats.
Eco Movers was founded with the goal of reducing wasteful practices that plague the moving industry. We have now gone one step further by directly making an impact on the environment. This tree-planting project will not only establish healthy forests but will make a measurable impact on local farmers and communities, who will be able to generate a lasting income. The pollutants captured by each tree will also improve health, providing oxygen and fresh air for the communities they surround.
When you book with Eco Movers, you are making a major contribution to the reforestation of not only your community but across the world.
Trees for Neighborhoods
Every year since 2009, Seattle’s Trees for Neighborhoods program has provided trees for Seattle residents to plant in their yards and along streets — more than 9,300 of them! Residents can apply for free trees, and winners of this popular lottery receive a tree, a watering bag, mulch, training on proper planting, and more. Applications open each summer, and trees are available in the fall. That’s where we come in: Eco Movers is partnering with the city of Seattle to deliver trees to applicants who need help getting their trees home.
Interested residents can sign up for the Trees for Seattle email list to be notified when the application window opens.
Waste-Saving Moving Practices
Packing: Most moving companies use tape to securely wrap the furniture in moving blankets. At Eco Movers, wherever possible, we use large rubber bands. This serves two functions: We don’t waste rolls of tape when items need only be padded for a few hours, and it also helps lengthen the life of our moving blankets.
Boxes: We encourage our customers to place a free ad on Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace for Free Moving Boxes. These are typically gone in just a few days. Having these used several times reduces waste.