We care about the environment and have been doing something about it. It’s up to all of us to take responsibility.
For every move over £200 we plant a tree in the name of our customer. We plant them ourselves at a site in Norfolk.
Why? Because the vehicles that removals companies use produces carbon dioxide, which trees absorb. They absorb up to 910 kilos in 40 years and 22kg of carbon dioxide per year. We thought this would be the perfect way to make a difference.
We started the ‘Trees for Moves’ scheme 2 years ago and in the last year alone have planted over 300 trees to offset our carbon emissions. And we aim to better that next year.
We came up with this idea when staying at a hotel. The bathroom door had a little sign on it saying “Please hang up your towels so we know they do not need washing. Washing towels causes green house emissions so we pledge to plant a tree for every 20 towels re-used”.
We thought this was a revolutionary idea, and decided to start looking into doing this ourselves. We came to realise how difficult it was for small businesses to offset their emissions in general. We found a few people online who offered this service but were often expensive and difficult to set up. Until we came across the amazing project at the beautiful Ringshall grange.