We have aligned our business to the UN Global Goals 15. Life on Land.
THE 17 GOALS
In 2015, world leaders agreed to 17 goals for a better world by 2030. These goals have the power to end poverty, fight inequality and stop climate change. Guided by the goals, it is now up to all of us, governments, businesses, civil society and the general public to work together to build a better future for everyone.
Our founding director Michelle Gregory explains;
After watching the David Attenborough program on climate change (BBC Climate Change – The Facts ), I was shocked into seeing how critical it is to tackle climate change now. As a parent it breaks my heart to think my daughter’s generation may inherit a dying planet, or at least one that experiences the real effects of climate change. I made a promised to myself, and my daughter, that I will do everything I can to reverse climate change. This led me to the idea that I can help support the regeneration of native woodlands and rainforests. Firstly, trees absorb carbon which can help offset carbon emission that I can’t control. While I already travel actively and reduce my carbon footprint I still see many people not giving much thought to the use of cars. I can do something to reduce their carbon emissions.
Secondly, they provide a habitat for wildlife, natural medicines and food. In other countries they can help support the livelihood and habits of people.
Finally, woodlands and forest offer peace and tranquillity which in turn helps mental health. While I have other causes that I am passionate about….reducing poverty, gender equality, eliminating child trafficking I firmly believe we need to save our planet first. If we don’t have a planet to live on then the all the other challenges we have as people cease to exist.
So to my daughter, I pledge to you the I will have impact of planting 1 million trees to help reverse climate change and leave you with a healthier planet.