In January 2021, the Ochresoft team made a pledge to offset the carbon emissions produced by the business, in a bid to become carbon neutral.
Since launching the ‘Forest of Ochresoft’ two and a half years ago, we have planted 3,323 trees across the globe, which equates to reforesting 3.16 hectares. More than 977 tonnes of CO2 are being captured over the lifetime of the trees.
But, what else can we all do, to help the planet?
Monday 5th June: World Environment Day
World Environment Day, the biggest international day for the environment, is held on June 5th every year. Led by the United Nations Environment Programme and held annually since 1973, the movement is celebrating its 50th year in 2023.
The aim of the day is to raise awareness of the environment, and specific environmental concerns. Each year there is a new focus for World Environment Day, with the theme for 2023 as ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’.
World Environment Day is celebrated by tens of millions of people who participate online and through in-person activities, events and actions around the world. There are many ways to join in, such as:
- Start your own clear-up/litter-picking campaign, or see if your local community already has one. The Ochresoft team has taken part in one this week!
- Tree planting – perhaps via the National Trust’s scheme, or your local council.
- Attend a convention or lecture to learn more – some universities and libraries hold these, or host them via YouTube.
- Download the #beatplasticpollution Practical Guide , which provides helpful tips on how we can all be part of the global movement to limit waste.
Ochresoft’s Managing Director, Rob Gurney, said: “We’re proud to be part of ‘the green revolution’ and are deeply committed to maintaining the approach of being a carbon-negative business. It’s so important for everyone to take some responsibility and consider the impact we have on the environment – both locally and globally – and take steps to make a difference.”
Our ‘Forest of Ochresoft’ biodiversity initiative is being completed in partnership with Tree Nation, a program dedicated to reforesting the world. For anyone wishing to plant a tree, please click here – all donations are gratefully received.