Mark Kay plants 60 trees for 60 years of sustainable beauty

KUALA LUMPUR, May 15 (Bernama) — Mary Kay Inc, a corporate leader in global sustainability, has partnered with the Arbor Day Foundation and Keep Lewisville Beautiful to host a tree planting event at Railroad Park to celebrate Mother Nature and Mother’s Day, on May 10.

“Through partnerships with organisations like the Arbor Day Foundation, Mary Kay is making positive environmental impact in ecosystems where we operate around the world.

“But change starts in your own backyard. We enjoyed ‘sprucing’ up the community by planting trees that will benefit local families for generations to come,” said its Chief Executive Officer, Ryan Rogers, who is also the grandson of founder Mary Kay Ash.

In a statement, the beauty brand said its volunteers planted 60 native trees along the trails and waterways in Railroad Park, symbolising the company’s 60th anniversary of enriching the lives of women and their families worldwide and protecting the planet.

The park is four miles from Mary Kay’s state-of-the-art Richard R. Rogers (R3) Manufacturing/Research and Development (R&D) Center, named in honour of the company’s cofounder and Mary Kay Ash’s son, Richard R. Rogers.

Built on 26 acres of land, R3 features state-of-the-art R&D laboratories and cutting-edge manufacturing technology, with 57 per cent of products manufactured are exported to Mary Kay’s international markets.

Trees planted at this location directly impact Lewisville communities by providing much-needed shade in community spaces, enhancing the beautification of recreational areas, and providing important ecosystem benefits in the Trinity River watershed.

Mary Kay’s partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation, the world’s largest membership nonprofit dedicated to planting trees, stretches back more than 16 years, and in that time, the company has helped plant 1.4 million trees worldwide.

Meanwhile, Keep Lewisville Beautiful is a local environmental nonprofit that partners with organisations to plant trees and provide residents opportunities to care for Lewisville’s tree canopy on public lands. Following the planting, the Lewisville Parks Department is committed to long-term maintenance and upkeep of the trees with supplemental watering, pruning, and care.