SOURCE: ECO2 Forests Inc.

ECO2 Forests

April 13, 2010 08:00 ET

ECO2 Forests Release Details of E4 Philosophy

SACRAMENTO, CA and QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA--(Marketwire - April 13, 2010) - ECO2 Forests Inc. (PINKSHEETS: ECOF), is pleased to detail the company's E4 Philosophy that is intended to underpin all Global Forestry Plan projects and to meet its targeted triple bottom line responsibilities.

The step to release the information through media outlets is part of an open door policy the company has adopted when it comes to environmental, social and economic responsibilities.

"ECO2 Forests is a company that prides itself on delivering a positive outcome in each area of our E4 Philosophy -- Environmental, Economic, Employment and Education throughout our business plans and operations. We believe by making this E4 Philosophy completely open we demonstrate our self-imposed accountability and commitment to delivering shareholder value and the planned positive impact of our E4 Philosophy," ECO2 Forests Founder Martin Tindall said.

"Environmental accountability and social responsibility is paramount at ECO2 Forests. Creating a network of forests globally, ECO2 Forests intends to deliver a regular and sustainable supply of lumber to worldwide markets while at the same time preserving natural forests that act as a carbon sink," Tindall added

ECO2 Forests intends to create a significant positive environmental impact through the reduction of old growth forest logging by developing renewable resource, sustainably managed Kiri Forest lumber and the planned securing of preservation rights over existing forests to avoid deforestation.

The carbon sequestration achieved from each Kiri Tree planted in a forest aims to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere. A single mature Kiri Tree has been calculated to remove up to two and a half tons of CO2 from the atmosphere in every seven-year harvest cycle. A 1,000 acre forest, in the same time, is expected to absorb over 400,000 tons of CO2 from the atmosphere.

ECO2 Forests planned projects must be able to ensure positive environmental impact, in conjunction with maximizing shareholder value to proceed beyond the evaluation stage. Additionally, all targeted Global Forestry Plan projects are intended to deliver positive economic impact to the local community and region where they are located.

The nature of the targeted Global Forestry Plan projects regularly involves significant development in remote regions among local communities experiencing high unemployment. The ability to recruit staff from these communities positions ECO2 Forests to potentially make a direct and positive impact at a local level. A 15,000 acre forest, for example, is expected to generate up to 300 local jobs for the lifetime of the project.

The positive effect for employees, their families and the wider community may be felt for decades through education and job training, additional cash injection, increased quality of life and self worth provided by the employment within the planned projects. Global Forestry Plan projects are intended to be in operation for well over 50 years in most cases.

Positive educational outcomes can take on many forms. In all targeted ECO2 Forests projects, it is intended that all staff be trained and educated in the latest 'green technologies' to ensure the company is positioned to remain at the forefront of reforestation, avoided deforestation and carbon sequestration techniques. This education is intended to provide staff, many of whom are located in remote areas of developing countries, with skills that can be passed on to family and friends. They, in turn, can use this knowledge to help create a stronger positive environmental impact at a local level and establish greater sustainability for their community.

"Adopting this method of education demonstrates how a long-term environmentally sustainable solution can be achieved in the wider community, not just at the project site," added Martin Tindall.

ECO2 Forests Research and Development Centre in Queensland, Australia is planned to provide educational facilities for visitors and students to further their knowledge and skills in reforestation and other 'green technologies.' This combination of R&D and educational facilities and ongoing staff training is intended to ensure ECO2 Forests may maintain a world class level of standards and further educate the wider community in measures that may help to reduce their individual carbon footprints.

About ECO2 Forests Inc.
ECO2 Forests is a progressive international forestry company focused on reforestation, afforestation and avoided deforestation projects for the generation and sale of sustainable lumber and carbon credits to the global markets.

Headquartered in Sacramento, California, the Company has adopted an 'E4 Philosophy' to achieve positive Environmental, Economic, Employment and Educational outcomes through its projects.

For more information please visit www.eco2forests.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains statements which may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Prospective investors are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties, and that actual results may differ materially from those contemplated by such forward-looking statements. Important factors currently known to management that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include fluctuation of operating results, the ability to compete successfully, and the ability to complete before-mentioned transactions. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements to reflect changed assumptions, the occurrence of unanticipated events, or changes to future operating results.

Contact Information

  • For all media enquiries please contact:

    United States and International
    Abbi Whitaker
    P) (775) 323 2977
    M) (775) 722 2254
    E) Email Contact

    Australia
    Andrew Laing
    ECO2 Forests Inc.
    P) (+61) 420 971 030
    E) Email Contact
    W) www.eco2forests.com