Here at WestWon we are proud to say we have passed our 6-month mark of being a climate positive workforce. We have been planting trees since January and have in turn also been offsetting our employees’ carbon emissions. As you may have seen, our goals are to plant 100,000 trees and reduce 7,500 carbon tonnes from the atmosphere in the next 5 years. To reach that goal, we must continue to keep up the hard work that goes on behind the scenes, with our donations going towards two very reputable businesses each month.
We have been using Ecologi since the end of last year, and we will continue to use them to offset our employee’s emissions. This is to ensure we stay as a climate positive workforce and will help lead us to our end goal of becoming a carbon neutral company in the future. We are now using a new organisation to plant trees, more about them below. Our current numbers however stand at:
- 9,490 trees planted in the WestWon Woodland
- 358.37 carbon tonnes reduced from the atmosphere
We have also updated our WestWon Woodland page to include a new map design, so you can see the location of our trees and carbon offset projects.
Who is Plant for the Planet – the UN’s first choice
Plant for the Planet is our new tree planting partner. Through them we will now we planting all of our trees in the WestWon Woodland. They are a youth-led NGO which tackles climate change by planting trees around the world. Having done thorough research we are confident they are trustworthy. At the end of 2011, the UN handed over the “billion tree campaign”, or as it is now known the “trillion tree campaign”. The launch of the campaign was supported by such respected individuals including the Prince of Monaco and other world leaders.
This has led to Plant for the Planet becoming a huge global advocate. We are extremely supportive of the work they are already doing, which is why we now plant our trees through them. We also believe a unity of both Plant for the Planet and Ecologi will only bring more benefits to our green agenda in the long run.
Reminder of the importance of our WestWon Woodland
Our tree planting scheme will remain the same. We are still planting a tree for every month of a lease agreement a customer undertakes. We hope that our continual planting scheme will reduce the negative impacts of climate change. If you would like to become a part of the change, then please feel free to contact us.
If you would like more information about Plant for the Planet, or any of our other green initiative plans, then please contact us. You can either call us on 01494 611 456, or alternatively you can email us on email@example.com.