RB is delighted to announce a new sponsorship and support package with The National Forest which will provide funds to plant more trees and help in some way to offset the ravages of global warming and the world climate crisis.
Over the next five years, we have committed to contributing a sum of money from every precast pile manufactured at Walton Park HQ. The money will be used to plant more trees in the National Forest, which covers 200 square miles in the centre of the UK. RB produces over 1m metres of precast pile every year.
We have branded our campaign Grey to Green – Giving Something Back
When the idea of a new National Forest was mooted over 25 years ago, the planting was intended to cover massive swathes of landfill and abandoned coalfields – turning the landscape from black to green. To date, nearly nine million trees have been planted; alongside the creation of lakes, cycleways, footpaths and recreational areas throughout The Forest.
As part of our partnering, staff will be able to get involved in tree planting projects and receive discounts on tickets to the annual award-winning Timber Festival, staged in The Forest every summer.
Planting billions of trees across the world is by far the biggest and cheapest way to tackle the climate crisis, according to scientists, who have made the first calculation of how many more trees could be planted without encroaching on crop land or urban areas.
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 that have been pumped into the atmosphere by human activities; a figure scientist describe as “mind-blowing”.
Our contribution is a small step to making that dream a reality.