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Spring 2020: A record amount of fruit trees planted within the history of GreenDependent in the framework of the TreeDependent programme

The story of TreeDependent started 10 years ago when the GreenDependent team first planted trees to partly compensate for the carbon footprint of our monthly event, the Gödöllő Climate Club. In the following years, GreenDependent got more and more into tree planting, at the beginning to take responsibility for and compensate the carbon footprint of its own events and training programmes. It was in 2015 that we first planted trees and calculated the carbon emissions related to an event organised not by GreenDependent: a Climate KIC organised event on carbon footprint. Since then every year we work together with an increasing number of organizations, companies and individuals to calculate the carbon emissions of their activities and help take responsibility for it through planting native fruit trees.

In the sping of 2020 we are organizing the planting of 2093 trees to compensate for the carbon footprint of activities such as international conferences, annual Christmas celebration, business lunches, training events, webshop order post deliveries, air flights, etc. But some organizations decided to simply donate for the purpose of planting, and there is also a company that wanted one tree planted for each of its employees that took on a green challenge. And last but not least, one company decided to have trees planted as a celebration of the introduction of its new ethical investment service.

The  tree plantings in the spring of 2020 can happen thanks to responsibility-taking and financing by Allison Advertising, ALTEO Plc., Bolive Branding Agency, CIB Bank, E.ON Hungary, Foxpost, GreenDependent Institute, Veronika Kiss, K&H Bank, Business Council for Sustainable Development in Hungary, Kristof and Edina Vadovics, VUUW Works, and Agnes Zolyomi.