UGP plants a tree for every employee to launch partnership with the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust

Multiple studies have concluded that tree planting has the potential to combat climate change and scientists estimate that a global planting programme could remove two thirds of all the emissions caused by human activities. With 68% of Brits voting “environmental concerns” as one of their top election issues, it’s time to start considering what our nation can do to help towards the global challenge that lies ahead.

The #woodlandtrust estimates that the UK needs to plant 1.5 billion trees by 2050 to reach net zero emissions and all of the major political party manifestos’ feature a commitment to tree planting, at various levels of intensity, should they be elected.

At United Gas & Power, we believe that UK Plc should also play its part in the tree-planting movement and we’ve recently teamed up with the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust (YDMT) to partner with them on their “together for trees” campaign. United Gas & Power pledges to plant a tree for every new customer as a way to help offset the environmental impact of each new energy contract.

To get the partnership off to a flying start, on Thursday 28th November, a team of five UGP staff took to the scenic Yorkshire Dales to meet with the YDMT to plant a tree for every UGP employee (60 trees). Together with a number of other corporate sponsors, 600 trees were planted throughout the course of the day.

UGP plants a tree for every employee to launch partnership with the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust

Rafiq Ahmed, one of “the UGP five” credited with the initial idea for the partnership commented: “It was a great day, we got out into the fresh air and worked hard. We all came home with rosy cheeks and a real feeling of pride in what we’d achieved, and for the company we work for”.

United Gas & Power are a renewable energy supplier. 100% of the power we supply is generated from renewable source such as hydro, wind and solar.

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