Returning Roots

Returning Roots


Since day one, The Arbor Collective has donated to groups that protect and restore forests. We call this program “Returning Roots.”

Our donations primarily go to preserving the Koa forests of Hawaii, which allows us to give back to the planet, and to the people and place that gave us surfing, skateboarding, and snowboarding. The native Hawaiians invented surfing as early as 1,000 years ago, on boards made from Koa wood. The sports we love today tie directly to this heritage.

The Hawaiian Legacy Reforestation Initiative is our principal Returning Roots partner. This group is not just planting trees; they’re thoroughly rebuilding forests from the ground up. As of today, they’ve planted over 300,000 Koa trees, on 800 acres of former forestland, with the full range of native understory plants.

The Hawaiian Legacy Reforestation Initiative is helping Arbor to do our part in the protection of forests, while we strike an important balance with our use of sustainably sourced materials.

Hawaiian Legacy Rainforest Initiative Logo
Other Groups we Support

Arbor Day Foundation

Founded in 1972, the centennial of the first Arbor Day observance in the 19th century, the Arbor Day Foundation has grown to become the largest nonprofit membership organization with over a million members, with the mission to inspire people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees. The impact we make on our world is accomplished through our conservation and education programs. To learn more about the Arbor Day Foundation and what you can do to get involved and help plant trees, go to

Surfrider Foundation

The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world’s oceans, waves and beaches. Founded in 1984 by a handful of visionary surfers in Malibu, California, the Surfrider Foundation now maintains over 50,000 members and 90 chapters worldwide. We’re moms, we’re surfers, we’re kids and teens… we’re you. We’re engaged to protect what we love: oceans, waves and beaches. We would love to have you join us, you can join Surfrider here.

Grades Of Green

Grades of Green is an environmental education non-profit working to make environmental protection second-nature in young minds. With over 155,000 Grades of Green students across 36 states, we’re inspiring kids and the broader school community to care for the environment and making environmental education something to get excited about! Join the movement at to gain access to over 40 fun, free and hands-on green activities you can implement at your school.