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Planting of 500 native fruit trees to offset carbon footprint

GreenDependent Association (GDA), the sister organisation of GreenDependent Institute has been planting native fruit trees for 10 years to offset carbon footprint of events, including the events of GreenDependent Institute (e.g. trainings, opening and closing events, workshops) and the events of other organisations and companies as well.

Fortunately, there seems to be a rising interest towards this climate-friendly activity. More and more organisations are taking responsibility to reduce their carbon emissions and offset their own carbon footprint. Therefore, we are happy to report that as much as cca. 500 native fruit trees will be planted this spring with the assistance of GDA!

Out of the 500 trees, around 160 trees were planted by households participating in the ENERGISE programme to partly offset the carbon footprint of the project (including the carbon footprint of some meetings of the project partners and the final ENERGISE Living Lab event in Hungary at the beginning of April, 2019).

Almost 180 trees will be planted by students in schools' orchards and gardens nationwide to offset the carbon footprint of corporate events (e.g. conferences, business lunches, employee Christmas parties). One of the companies asked us to partially offset the carbon footprint of their corporate activities, which is a great way of taking corporate responsibility. We have had a partner to cooperate with in order to effectively distribute trees: the Hungarian Foundation for School Gardens. Schools are very enthusiastic when fruit trees are offered them to plant; registration for the trees usually closes within one or two days after announcement.

In addition to the above, households participating in the E.ON EnergyNeighbourhoods Programme will also receive fruit trees to plant at the final event of the programme in the end of May.

If you are interested in learning about and reducing your carbon footprint, please contact us: info@greendependent.org

 


 

 

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