FEA and Trees for Cities
Join the movement as we emBARK on our campaign to plant the FEA Forest. As part our environmental strategy and through the collective efforts of our members we want to plant 2250 trees across the U.K. by the end of 2021. The FEA and Trees for Cities collaboration provides FEA members with the platform to offset their carbon footprint, provide cleaner air for the next generation, reduce noise pollution in inner city areas and educate children in the importance of nurturing the environment.
Why should you take part?
Every year, business activities such as travelling, manufacturing and supplying equipment or simply using a computer releases over 400 million tonnes of CO2 emissions into the atmosphere. Through this initiative you and your customers can offset your carbon through the FEA Trees for Cities Foodservice Equipment Campaign. Our collective industry support will plant enough trees to make a real difference.
Environmental offsetting through planting trees is a unique, effective and long-term approach to managing the unavoidable environmental impact of your business activities.
How can you help provide cleaner air and reduce noise pollution for the next generation?
Our aim is to provide FEA members with the opportunity to offset their carbon footprint through our charity partnership with Trees for Cities.
Start today and get stuck in with local communities to cultivate lasting change in their neighbourhoods – whether it’s revitalising forgotten spaces, creating healthier environments or getting people excited about growing, foraging and eating healthy food.
Through creating woodlands, which naturally remove greenhouse gases like CO2 from the atmosphere, you can achieve your sustainability objectives and manage your environmental footprint whilst making an investment in holistic green infrastructure. Trees for Cities is the only UK charity working on an international scale to plant urban trees and create greener cities. Since 1993, the organisation has engaged over 80,000 volunteers to plant over 1,000,000 urban trees in parks, streets, woodlands, schools, hospitals and housing estates.
How does it work?
To take part in the scheme, FEA members can sign-up for £300 (+VAT). This plants 30 trees and offsets ten tonnes of CO2 over a 100 year lifecycle of a tree.
We are encouraging members to donate additional trees where possible, and to give you an idea of the scale needed to offset the serious levels of CO2 emissions we have detailed the tonnes to trees ratio:
- 1 tonne 3 trees
- 2 tonnes 6 trees
- 5 tonnes 15 trees
- 10 tonnes 30 trees
- 20 tonnes 60 trees
- 40 tonnes 120 trees
- 80 tonnes 240 trees
- 150 tonnes 440 trees
- 375 tonnes 1120 trees
- 500 tonnes 1500 trees
For non-members wishing to take part a £500 (+VAT) sign-up fee is required.
To register your interest and sign-up for the scheme please fill in our FEA Trees for Cities form.
Planting your trees
The planting of trees is seasonal and traditionally takes place from November through to March. If you, your team or clients would like to take part in a corporate tree planting day the cost is £60pp (+VAT) and will take place at various locations across the UK (we will confirm this later in the year). The Planting Days provide a wonderful opportunity to bond, network and get some much needed fresh air.
At this stage we are garnering interest in the demand for people wishing to take part in a Planting Day through the donation form, it's non-committal, however, we will keep those of you that do register an interest informed as and when we have dates and locations confirmed.
Earth Day, Tuesday 22nd April 2021
Many important environmental events have happened on Earth Day since 1970, including the recent signing of the Paris Agreement, as Earth Day continues to be a momentous and unifying day each and every year. Climate change, species loss, pandemics and massive natural disasters might define the future — unless we do something now. We have the solutions, both natural and technological… we just need the will.
The FEA will also be taking the opportunity to host our own event on Earth Day and promote the opportunity for individuals and companies to contribute to the FEA Forest, we look forward to being a part of this historic climate summit and making active progress to Restore Our Earth.
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