United Gas & Power Offsets 255 Tonnes of Carbon by Planting 1,531 Trees

United Gas & Power Offsets 255 Tonnes of Carbon by Planting 1,531 Trees


In 2019 United Gas & Power (UGP) partnered with the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust (YDMT) on their together for trees campaign. This means United Gas & Power now funds the planting of a new tree in the Yorkshire Dales for every new customer as a way to help offset the environmental impact of each new energy contract. This campaign is part of the belief that energy needs to be renewable for future generations and after the latest donation for Q3 2021, UGP are proud to have now reached over 1,500 trees, offsetting 255 tonnes of carbon!

The Woodland Trust estimates that the UK needs to plant 1.5 billion trees by 2050 to reach net zero emissions and UGP believe that UK Plc should also play its part in the tree-planting movement.

Part of the partnership means members of the UGP team going out and lending a hand with YDMT. Recently a team was out and about in Grassington working hard on maintenance work to ensure the trees were growing well. The team worked on the Bargh Wood site, which is around half a mile from Stainforth on the Ribble Way with sensational panoramic views of Pendle Hill, Pen-y-Ghent and Winskill as well as Langcliffe and Settle. The aim of the day was to ensure the tree posts were firmly rooted, the guards for the saplings were intact and any weeds were pulled out to ensure the tree was not overshadowed for sunlight and water.

Now more than ever it is imperative that we look at more sustainable, renewable solutions and that’s exactly what UGP are striving to achieve. Not only does 100% of the power supplied by UGP is powered from renewable sources, but they are also offering more services. The last few years have witnessed a huge surge in the demand for Electric Vehicles in the UK and sources predict that by 2030, 60% of all new vehicles sold will be 'plug-in' models. UGP is proud to be able to offer EV charging.

To help businesses understand their impact on the environment UGP invites you to complete their new carbon calculator on their new re-vamped website. One of the most significant changes you can make as a business to reduce your carbon footprint is to switch to 100% renewable power. Use this carbon calculator to see the Co2 emissions impact you could have by switching.


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