Welcome 2022! We all go into the new year, with hope, new resolutions and good intentions for the year ahead. At Inside Out Contracts, we have gone one step further and decided to make a long-term commitment towards sustainability and managing the environmental footprint of contract furniture.
Our promise to you is that for every order you make with us, we will make a donation to Trees for Cities, which will help to increase the UK’s forestry cover, enabling us to be a step closer to reaching the UK’s goal of becoming a net zero economy by 2050.
Net zero by 2050 is a big goal. 2050 might sound far away, but if the UK is going to reach its goal of becoming a net zero economy by 2050, it is vital that we prioritise the increase of tree planting now.
If you think about it, planting a tree can take around 10 years to mature before they start being able to make a meaningful impact to absorbing carbon dioxide. Trees take time to grow. A mature tree can absorb around 20 kilograms of carbon dioxide per year (between 10 – 40kg depending on a range of factors), however, saplings absorb significantly less. Which is totally understandable when you take into consideration the size of a tree when first planted. A tree sapling can be held in your hand. 10 years later, and it is a very different story.
According to the Climate Change Committee, we need to be planting around 30,000 hectares (90-120 million trees) of broadleaf and conifer woodland each year. The UK needs to plant over 1 ½ billion more trees to become carbon neutral.
Trees for Cities is a charity organisation which combines the planting of trees alongside working and making an impact to communities in urban environments and schools. You can read more about the good work which Trees for Cities does here.
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