U4L pledges to plant a million trees
Posted on: 22/07/2021
Bournemouth and Southampton-based energy consultancy U4L has joined the Million Tree Pledge, an initiative where a group of UK businesses have all committed to planting a million trees before 2030.
The initiative was born out of the feeling that not enough is being done to stop climate change. By supporting reforestation projects in locations such as Madagascar, Mozambique, and Nicaragua, it will help both reduce carbon in the atmosphere and restore important habitats for people and wildlife.
Trees are a fantastic resource for reducing carbon emissions, with a million trees absorbing around 308,000 tonnes of carbon in their lifetime. This equates to the typical yearly emissions of nearly 67,000 cars.
U4L specialises in helping businesses switch to clean energy and become more energy efficient, reducing both their costs and their carbon footprint as a result. The consultancy manages the energy supply for some of Dorset’s most famous hotels and restaurants, as well as care homes, schools, factories, and independent businesses.
“We help businesses become greener in their energy use, so we feel it’s important to really practice what we preach and support other climate projects too.” comments Karin Moestam, Brand and Sustainability Manager.
“We’re all responsible for the environment in some way, and as businesses we have a real opportunity to make a difference.
That’s why we’ve chosen to take the pledge, and we’re encouraging others to join us on this journey. Mitigating climate change is a huge task, but together we can all do something.”
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