The Scottish Event Campus (SEC) has been working with clients to give back to the environment through the charity, Trees for Life via scheme that has seen 170,000 trees donated to the charity.
Trees for Life, which celebrates 25 years of charitable status this year, aims to restore the wild forest of the Caledonian Forest, a unique habitat which has suffered from deforestation, but which once stretched from coast to coast.
The SEC established a relationship with the charity 11 years ago and has helped encourage tree donations over the years from organisations including Arbonne, World Federation of Hemophilia, Amazon and World Down’s Syndrome Congress, among others.
Director of conference sales at the SEC, Kathleen Warden, says: “Sustainability is increasingly at the forefront of everyone’s mind, so it’s great that clients can feel they can give back to the environment when they come to the SEC.
“Trees for Life is a fantastic organisation, aiming to restore the landscape which makes Scotland so unique. We have thoroughly enjoyed working with them for the past 11 years and look forward to seeing how our relationship grows in the future.”
CEO of Trees for Life, Steve Micklewright, adds: “The Caledonian Forest is a globally unique wild place. Creatures great and small call it home, from the golden eagle to the red squirrel, but centuries of deforestation have robbed them of their habitat.
“However, we are making real progress in the fight to save the forest thanks to the efforts of over 5,000 conservation volunteers and the generous support of our community of donors and members.”
Client, Kelly Lloyd-Sanderson, UK marketing and events director at Arbonne, adds: “The dynamic bond between humans and nature is the essence of Arbonne. Our products utilise the best of what nature has to offer to improve our lives. We carefully source from all over the world, always with sustainability in mind.
“Trees for Life was an initiative we were delighted to be a part of when working with the SEC for our annual conference. The programme aligns so well with our brand values and company ethos and was a wonderful addition to be shared with our delegates.”