This partnership is essential for us because of the significant impact tree-planting can have on the environment. Tree planting can contribute to achieving several United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs), including:
SDG 13: Climate Action – Trees absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, helping to mitigate the impacts of climate change.
SDG 15: Life on Land – Trees provide habitat for wildlife, prevent soil erosion, and promote biodiversity.
SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production – Trees can be used sustainably for timber, paper, and other products, reducing the need for deforestation.
SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation – Trees help to filter water and prevent soil erosion, leading to cleaner water.
SDG 1: No Poverty – Planting trees can provide income and livelihood opportunities for local communities through sustainable forestry practices and eco-tourism.
SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities – Trees in urban areas can help to reduce the urban heat island effect, provide shade, and improve air quality.
The need for tree planting has never been more critical than it is today. The world is facing a climate crisis, and tree planting is one of the most effective ways to combat it. Trees act as a natural carbon sink and can help mitigate the impact of climate change. In addition, trees help prevent soil erosion and support biodiversity by providing habitats for various species of animals and insects.
Evertreen’s tree planting projects do not only focus on environmental benefits but also on granting stable employment for local communities of farmers involved in the projects. By planting trees, we are not only contributing to environmental sustainability but also supporting local economies and communities.
Westbury FM sustainability capabilities are a strategic differentiator, and we are proud to do our bit for our people, planet, and business. That’s why we’ve set up our Social Responsibility Program- a long term social responsibility initiative where we aim to raise awareness and engage our internal community to deliver on various social topics.
Our partnership with Evertreen represents a significant step towards our sustainability journey. We are thrilled to work with an organization that shares our values and is committed to creating a sustainable future. Together, we can combat deforestation, support local communities, and make a significant contribution to the environment. Evertreen is a prime example of a groundbreaking technological advancement, allowing anyone to support our planet from anywhere in the world. We encourage everyone to join us in our efforts to create a sustainable future for all.