A security firm has teamed up with a Harrogate environmental business to reduce its carbon footprint by planting 131 trees.
The company said the trees planted will offset 480 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent each year.
Make it Wild planted the trees at Dowgill Grange in Summerbridge on the company’s behalf. Co-founder Christopher Neave said;
“Where there are unavoidable greenhouse gas emissions, caused by their business activities, our trees will be removing an equivalent quantity and more from the atmosphere as they grow.”
“We will never cut them down and they are destined to become the trees of the future.”
Make it Wild was founded by Harrogate couple Christopher and Helen Neave eleven years ago. They aim to plant over 100,000 trees in the district by 2030.
Their site in Kirk Hammerton is now open to the public as Sylvan Nature Reserve.
Dardan Security has also pledged that any new additions to their transport fleet will be electric or hybrid. Transport fuel emissions currently equate to nearly 90% of the firm’s total carbon output.
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