Companies encouraged to ‘Go Green’ for National Tree Week

10 October 2017

City of Trees is asking businesses across Greater Manchester to ‘go green’ during the week (25th November – 3rd December) whilst raising much-needed funds.

Business and companies from across the city region are being asked to look at ways to reduce their carbon footprint in the office – from simple steps such as recycling and cutting down on paper to switching off the lights.

The charity is also encouraging staff to raise funds during the week by having a bake sale, wearing green for the day or doing a sponsored walk or cycle.

Sian Day, Fundraising Manager for City of Trees comments; “Go Green week is all about encouraging people to be more aware of their environmental footprint and giving companies straightforward ways they can be more green.”

“Going green isn’t just about reducing your carbon footprint though – we want to see more trees across Greater Manchester to create healthier, happier and more resilient communities." 

“City of Trees spends around £1m each year connecting people to nature by planting trees and managing woodland and we rely on donations to make this happen."

She adds; “We know that people love trees but not everyone can help plant them, so by raising funds for City of Trees you’re not only going green in the office but helping Greater Manchester to go green – supporting our work planting more trees across the region. We hope lots of people get behind this campaign for a greener Greater Manchester!”

Led by The Tree Council, National Tree Week takes place 25th November – 3rd December, and inspires thousands of people across Britain to join forces and plant over a million trees during the UK’s largest tree festival.

As well as the ‘Go Green’ campaign City of Trees will be holding planting events across the region, helping to grow more trees for Greater Manchester.

In addition to this they are encouraging families to ‘Go Wild’ and get out and about in Greater Manchester’s great outdoors with free downloadable resources.

For more information and to take part in the ‘Go Green’ campaign this National Tree Week contact Sian Day on 0161 872 1660 or email sian@cityoftrees.org.uk