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Land Betterment's ekō Featured on WHNT Huntsville Newscast

Published 03-25-22

Submitted by Land Betterment Corporation

ekō Home Exterior
ekō Home Exterior 

WHNT highlights the innovative reuse of shipping containers for efficient and sustainable housing solutions

ekō continues to scale its positive impact on communities rebuilding from natural disasters with its sponsorship model

Donations to the ekō Villages of Hope Fund can be found here

FISHERS, Ind., March 25, 2022 /CSRwire/ - Land Betterment Corporation (“Land Betterment” or the “Company”), an environmental solutions company fostering positive impact through upcycling former coal mining and industrial sites to create sustainable community development and job creation, announced that their ekō Villages of Hope, which provide fully-furnished and operational container-based ekō homes to areas affected by natural disasters and other communities of need, continues to expand its impact through its private sponsorship model and its associated corporate donations.

Through its partnership with Container Solutions Inc., ekō is able to scale up production of sustainable container homes to a point of completing 5 homes per week. “The combination of efficient production along with custom elements makes the ekō housing solution unique, especially when it comes to rebuilding communities following a crisis,” commented team lead, Peter Rodriquez.

Following a natural disaster, like the one that hit western Kentucky with devastating tornados in December 2021, housing is often the most complex and longest lead-time resource to procure, and essential for communities to rebuild. Residences are left fending for themselves and trying to rebuild their lives out of a shelter. The ekō Villages of Hope provide a stable foundation for victims to rebuild from.

WHNT Huntsville and ekō Home
WHNT Huntsville and ekō Home 

ekō Villages of Hope is the leading example of real partnerships to bring efficient solutions to communities in need. “People say ‘why?’ about container houses in general, but the answer is, ‘why not?’ They are very safe and safer than a normal framed home. In fact, shipping containers just sit, unused, so why not put them to good use and generate revenue. The small home market is relatively untapped so there is a real opportunity here to provide a viable solution which is quality built. Through the partnership with Community Foundation of West Kentucky, both corporations and charities can sponsor homes for families needing a safe home to rebuild their lives," Assistant General Manager Stetson Schaible said.

To view the full story from WHNT Huntsville, click here.

To contribute to the ekō Villages of Hope Fund, please visit here.

Individuals and communities interested in discussing the ekō platform can email info@landbetterment.com.

About Land Betterment Corporation
Land Betterment Corporation, an Indiana Benefit Corporation and Pending B-Corp, is an environmental solutions company focused on fostering a positive impact through upcycling former coal mining sites to create sustainable community development and job creation. The Company utilizes a complete solution-based lifecycle program to restore and rehabilitate the environment and revitalize communities in need of change and opportunity. Land Betterment accomplishes this by identifying un-reclaimed, run-down and neglected coal mining sites, fixing the environment through reclamation and remediation, and then repurposing the land to support a sustainable business that serves the community. Land Betterment firmly believes that with real solutions it is possible for restoration of impacted areas to live side-by-side long term employment, while building sustainable and safe surroundings for communities and our planet. For more information visit landbetterment.com or connect with the Company on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other important factors that could cause the Company’s actual results, performance, or achievements or industry results to differ materially from any future results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. These statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond Land Betterment Corporation’s control. The words “believes”, “may”, “will”, “should”, “would”, “could”, “continue”, “seeks”, “anticipates”, “plans”, “expects”, “intends”, “estimates”, or similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain such identifying words. Any forward-looking statements included in this press release are made only as of the date of this release. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update or supplement any forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances. The Company cannot assure you that the projected results or events will be achieved.

Company Contacts:

Mark LaVerghetta
317.537.0492 ext. 0
Chief Governance Officer, Corporate Finance
info@landbetterment.com

Stephanie Conzelman
207.205.0790
Stakeholder Engagement Director
info@landbetterment.com

Source: Land Betterment Corporation

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Land Betterment Corporation

Land Betterment Corporation

Land Betterment Corporation, an Indiana Benefit Corporation, is an environmental solutions company focused on fostering a positive impact through upcycling former coal mining sites to create sustainable community development and job creation. The Company utilizes a complete solution-based lifecycle program to restore and rehabilitate the environment and revitalize communities in need of change and opportunity. Land Betterment accomplishes this by identifying un-reclaimed, run-down and neglected coal mining sites, fixing the environment through reclamation and remediation, and then repurposing the land to support a sustainable business that serves the community. Land Betterment firmly believes that with real solutions it is possible for restoration of impacted areas to live side-by-side long term employment, while building sustainable and safe surroundings for communities and our planet. 

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