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Cavendish Venues planting Trees – 600 planted so far, more to come ..

January 15, 2020

Planting trees across the world is one of the biggest and cheapest ways of taking CO2 out of the atmosphere to tackle the climate crisis, according to scientists.

As trees grow, they absorb and store the carbon dioxide emissions that are driving global heating. New research estimates that a worldwide planting programme could remove two-thirds of all the emissions from human activities that remain in the atmosphere today, a figure the scientists describe as “mind-blowing”.

“This new quantitative evaluation shows [forest] restoration isn’t just one of our climate change solutions, it is overwhelmingly the top one,” said Prof Tom Crowther at the Swiss university ETH Zürich, who led the research. “

Crowther emphasised that it remains vital to reverse the current trends of rising greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel burning and forest destruction, and bring them down to zero.

In early 2019 in conjunction with the Country Landowners Association we planted an initial 300 trees, then through the latter part of the year we trialled an initiative whereby we planted a tree for any suggestion we received to improve our offering. Building on this programmes success we have made this permanent, furthermore latter this year we will introducing a scheme whereby we plant a tree for any qualifying enquiry received. Trees are being planted at a site in Dorset, see below for a few pictures.

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Here again we are doing our bit:

  • Zero to landfill policy
  • We use only green energy (carbon levy exempt)
  • Purchasing policy explicitly favours local producers so for example all the wine we now purchase is UK produced.

There are many other significant benefits from mass tree planting:

  • Encouraging Wildlife: We have only planted native species, a mixture of Oak, Larch Blackthorn, Field maple, Crab Apple, Hawthorn, Hazel and Wild Cherry. With 1 in 10 UK species experiencing serious decline since 1970 the need has never been greater.
  • Cleaning the Air: Air quality has declined catastrophically in the UK, trees play an invaluable role in trapping airborne particulates.

For a more detailed list of the 22 benefits of trees see this fantastic article from the tree people.

If you are looking for Central London conference venues or meeting spaces. Venues who truly take sustainability seriously look no further than Cavendish Venues. We believe that when it comes to sustainability, we are the leading London and City of London meeting room and conference space providers. For fuller details see https://www.cavendishvenues.co.uk/green-venues-london/

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