WHAT WE DO:
By collaborating with municipalities, we help them meet their environmental and sustainability goals as well as their social impact and economic diversity goals.
We do this through the design and implementation of Circular UrbanWood Triconomies or the CUT Model™, Urban Ashes identifies and establishes the missing systems, networks, markets and businesses needed to help municipalities meet their net-zero and sustainability goals. By empowering the community to divert their fallen urban trees from the waste stream and utilize these often-wasted natural resources, to their highest and best capacity as the raw materials powering all aspects of the CUT Model, we directly increase their positive environmental and sustainability goals.
Unlike traditional circular economies, Urban Ashes employs the Triconomy model, a circular economy built predominately from Triple Bottom Line businesses. This ensures we maximize the social impact of creating meaningful work, desirable careers, and new businesses opportunities for some of our most disadvantaged folks, our formerly incarcerated and our youth that have had contact with the justice system. This greatly expands and compounds the positive impacts on the entire community, all created through social equity, environmental sustainability, and economic diversity.
As part of, and in addition to building these economies, we partner with designers and manufactures to develop the new wood goods and processes, designed to tuck right into the urban wood utilization process.