At Alcumus we all share a desire to give something back and make a positive difference. That’s why, as part of our community and charitable activities, we committed to planting a tree for every employee (new and existing) in 2020.
Why choose to plant trees? Well, because they:
- Help to clean the air we breathe reducing the effects of climate change
- A mature tree can absorb an average of 48lbs of carbon dioxide per year, making cities a healthier, safer place to live
- They play a key role in capturing rainwater and reducing the risk of natural disasters like floods and landslides
- Without trees, forest creatures would have nowhere to call home
- Trees have a positive social impact, creating job opportunities
- Trees help reduce stress and anxiety, and allow us to reconnect with nature
In response to the bush fires in Australia at the end of 2019, many of our employees chose to plant their tree in Australia to help restore the damaged environment, which affected 72,000 square miles of land and sadly over 400 people lost their lives. For wildlife, it was the biggest single disaster ever recorded, with an estimated 143 million mammals, 180 million birds, and 2.5 billion reptiles killed or displaced, according to the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).
Working with OneTreePlanted, we’re delighted to share the news that a donation has been made on behalf of the Alcumus team. This donation will fund the planting of no less than 554 tree saplings in Australia.
OneTreePlanted is a fantastic charity, dedicated to making it easier for people and businesses to give back to the environment, create a healthier climate, protect biodiversity and help reforestation efforts around the world. All by planting trees.
Here’s what OneTreePlanted had to say:
“At the moment, the focus in Australia is on assessing the impact they have had on local communities and environments. Plenty of support will be needed to restore this landscape back to health. Your support will help make sure we’re ready to hit the ground running and repair the country’s beautiful and iconic landscape once planting is possible. We’re expecting to have the ability to contribute to the restoration of over six million trees across the country in 2021 thanks to our generous donors’ ongoing support.”
Alyn Franklin, Alcumus CEO said:
“We’re proud to contribute to OneTreePlanted and we plan to continue our partnership with them in the future for each new employee that joins Alcumus. We’ll also continue our efforts to improve the environment and will soon be rolling out a new sustainability strategy.
“The next goal we have for our tree planting mission is to take advantage of the tree planting season here in the UK and plant some of our very own trees outside our head office in Cardiff, thus benefiting our local environment.”