Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust (YDMT) has joined forces with United Gas & Power in a partnership that will see more than 1,000 new trees planted in the Dales this year.
The energy supplier, will dedicate a tree for every new customer that signs up to its 100 per cent renewable electricity offer.
United Gas & Power are one of the UK’s highest rated business energy suppliers. They have already supported the planting of 60 trees, one for each member of its team.
Joanna Czternastek, Head of Marketing at United Gas & Power, said:
“The global climate crisis is one of the defining issues of our generation and as an energy business we believe we have a key part to play in supporting the UK’s agenda to reach a carbon neutral state by 2050.
Actively promoting and participating in tree planting schemes is a practical way to demonstrate our commitment to the environmental agenda”
“We will soon be launching an independent research survey regarding attitudes to business energy suppliers in the UK. To gain a picture of how people view the commercial energy industry. We’re interested to test how significantly environmental issues factor into supplier selection. As an incentive for people to complete the survey, we’ll be making a further donation to YDMT’s tree planting scheme.”
Some of the staff from United Gas & Power joined YDMT at Pasture Wood in Grassington recently to help plant more than 350 trees.
The Trust is supporting the planting of 27,000 trees this winter as part of its Together for Trees campaign.
It will create 22 new woodlands this year. As well as planting additional trees to mitigate the impact of ash dieback.
Leah Galloway, Development Officer at YDMT, added:
“It is fantastic to partner with such forward-thinking company as United Gas & Power.
We’re really pleased that they are helping us plant trees in the Dales and making a significant contribution to increasing broadleaf cover in this special area”