Just six months into our commitment to offset our annual carbon emissions for 2021, and we are delighted to confirm that we have beaten our goal by more than double.
So far, 977 trees have been planted in a range of biodiversity projects across the globe – including Europe, Asia, South America and Africa – which will capture a total of 162.07 tonnes of CO2; far exceeding our original target of 68.4 tonnes of CO2.
Having calculated that the average office worker produces 3.6 tonnes of CO2 per year, we worked out that our business generates around 68.4 tonnes of CO2 per year. With monthly donations, we have planted almost a thousand trees, which equates to reforesting an area that is 1.33 acres – the equivalent of around 15 tennis courts.
The trees have been planted in a variety of community projects in Oxfordshire UK, Tanzania, Madagascar, Nepal, Kenya, India and Brazil. The combination of tree species – which includes Beech, Alder, Indian Cedar, Mangrove, Red Silk Cotton Tree, Acacia and Pine – has reforested a total area of 0.54 hectares of land.
Managing Director, Rob Gurney:
“Having already exceeded our offsetting target by the end of June, we are going to continue in our quest to reforest as large an area as possible, with a view of offsetting carbon produced by other areas of our business group, within Landmark. It’s just one way of making a small difference to the planet and we are all pleased to be playing our part.”
The programme is being completed in partnership with Tree Nation, which is part of a wider program dedicated to reforesting the world.
For anyone wishing to join the team in planting trees in the ‘Forest of Ochresoft’, visit https://tree-nation.com/profile/ochresoft – all donations would be gratefully welcomed!