PCME Plant Trees to reduce Carbon Footprint

27/11/2012

As part of PCME’s ongoing commitment to recycling and offsetting their carbon footprint, PCME is entering into partnership with the Thicket, which is a small woodland in St Ives, Cambridgeshire. It is home to a wide range of native woodland animals and plants and visitors use the Thicket to enjoy a tranquil, woodland setting, watch birds and have picnics in the summer.

 Some of PCME’s staff visit the Thicket regularly with their families, taking part in nature trails and as somewhere to get out into the fresh air, therefore, it was the natural choice for PCME to donate trees, offsetting around 50MtCO2 and ensuring that it is well stocked for the future.

Tree planting will take place in the Thicket on Tuesday 4th December from 09:30 – 11:30 by staff and volunteers. PCME are also in talks with local schools to encourage involvement by providing them with learning resources on how we can all take steps to become more aware of our impact on the environment. The event coincides with National Tree Week: 24 November – 02 December 2012 which is the UK’s largest tree celebration annually launching the start of the winter tree planting season. (www.treecouncil.org.uk/community-action/national-tree-week)

This project has been in progress since the start of 2012, as part of PCME’s ongoing ISO 14001 development plans. Technology, including GoToMeeting and Skype is utilized wherever possible to reduce PCME’s carbon footprint by flying less and saving miles on the road. In addition, an internal communications system was recently introduced to reduce the printing of messages for the Notice Board.

*ISO 14001 is the internationally recognized standard for the management of environmental systems, with the aim of reducing the environmental footprint of business and decreasing waste.

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