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The Crude Life to Produce ESG-Themed Content for The Industrial Forest

The Industrial Forest announces an agreement with The Crude Life to produce ESG-themed podcasts, features and other awareness and informational content. Hosted by Jason Spiess, The Crude Life will interview experts who are able to dive into environmental innovations and other ESG related topics.

“We are grateful to be part of The Industrial Forest and The Crude Life will give industry an awesome opportunity for awareness as well as a platform to demonstrate to the world how they are leading the environmental movement,” Spiess said. “The Industrial Forest offers hope to a new generation of environmentally conscious companies who want to engage, educate and include all walks to life.”

Millions of trees have been planted over the past 30 years and nearly half die within the first year. From non profit tree planting events to municipal tree planting programs, it’s a real life problem and a serious eco-issue.

Lack of watering, transplant shock, special interests and poor growing conditions are a few reasons why trees are having a difficult time surviving. These are some of the reasons The Industrial Forest created the phrase – It Takes An Industry To Build A Forest.

In order to ensure the trees survive for decades, The Industrial Forest will implement a Sustainability Shed and a Critical Pipeline System.

“The coexistence of the environment and industry are truly amazing on so many levels,” Spiess said. “From creating new jobs to water recycling to air quality filtrations to autonomous safety, industrial innovations are critical for a sustainable future.”

According to The Industrial Forest’s mission, the project does more than build sustainable forests, it also creates jobs and economic opportunity.

“Sustainability Sheds and Critical Pipeline Systems will need to be constructed and engineered to ensure the trees survive and produce an ecosystem that will consume carbon for decades,” Spiess said. “Local businesses like real estate professionals, mixed media artists, communication companies, wood fabricators and nurseries will be given opportunity for business during a time when many people’s doors are closing.”

The Industrial Forest will hold public meetings in each of the states leading up to the Planting Party and community BBQ. These public meetings are designed to provide engagement, communication, awareness, inclusion, transparency and flora direction from county extension officials.

The plan is to build a network of industrial forests across the United States by planting 1000 trees in 50 states over the next 5 years. The construction of The Industrial Forests will start in 2021 with 5 states. First year states are North Dakota, Minnesota, Colorado, Oklahoma and Texas. In 2022, 15 states are scheduled.

The ESG-themed goal is for a minimum of 50,000 trees and 10 million pounds of carbon consumed by Mother Earth. The word “minimum” is used because several cities are exploring the idea of a Micro-Industrial Forest walking and awareness park within the city limits to compliment the 5-acre forest outside city limits.

Listeners can subscribe to The Industrial Forest on all audio streaming services including Apple Podcasts, iHeartRadio and GooglePlay. Videos are available on The Industrial Forest’s YouTube channel and Facebook Watch channel.

Anyone interested in learning more about The Industrial Forest or to schedule a virtual or in-person appointment, visit

About The Crude Life

The Crude Life produces original content that focuses on industry, the people, energy innovations, community building and it’s proactive culture. Our custom content is non-polarizing, trusted and often news making.

One unique aspect is The Crude Life’s solution-based approach to journalism, interviews and events. The civil and intelligent discourse becomes a safe space for experts, community leaders, and the supply chain to deep dive on a complex topic or issue.

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About Jason Spiess

Jason Spiess is an multi-award-winning journalist, entrepreneur and content consultant. Spiess has over 30 years of media experience in broadcasting, journalism, producing and principal ownership in media companies.

Spiess has also worked as a guest correspondent for a number of local and global news organizations from 660 KEYZ-AM Williston to CNBC to the BBC World.

Spiess is a full-time father, colon cancer survivor, active environmentalist, published author, 7-time canine rescuer and graduate of North Dakota State University.

Jason Spiess personally Adopted A Highway in 2004.

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