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Introducing Plant A Tree with MG

MG Safety is underlining its commitment to the environment by partnering with the World Land Trust (WLT), an international conservation charity, to plant as many trees as possible over the coming months.

We’re inviting MG Safety customers – new and old – to join our Plant A Tree with MG initiative, but first we wanted to give you a bit of background on the World Land Trust itself.

Who they are

Introducing Plant A Tree with MG
WLT Patron Sir David Attenborough

Founded in 1989 as the World Wide Land Conservation Trust, the WLT operates worldwide through a network of partners to create and protect reserves and habitats for the protection of wildlife. The World Land Trust’s mission is:

  • To protect and sustainably manage natural ecosystems of the world. To conserve their biodiversity, with emphasis on threatened habitats and endangered species
  • To develop partnerships with local individuals, communities and organisations to engage support and commitment among the people who live in project areas
  • To raise awareness, in the UK and elsewhere, of the need for conservation, to improve understanding and generate support through education, information and fundraising

WLT has a number of high profile patrons, including Sir David Attenborough, wildlife presenter Steve Backshall, ex-cricketer David Gower and wildlife expert Chris Packham.

What they do

Introducing Plant A Tree with MG
Programme for Belize: An instructor reviews the fireline as part of the education programme for local communities

Over the last 20 years the WLT has raised millions of pounds for environmental and conservation projects and created numerous habitats for the protection of all kinds of wildlife. These include:

  • 1989: Programme for Belize
  • 1994: Rainforest Action Costa Rica
  • 1994: Philippine Reef & Rainforest Project
  • 2000: 10th Anniversary Project – protecting the Patagonia Coastal Steppe
  • 2002: Carbon Balanced: Emissions Offsetting Programme
  • 2008: Barba Azul Nature Reserve in Bolivia is created
  • 2012: WLT establishes Multicultural Agreement to protect over 9000 acres of Atlantic Forest in Argentina
  • 2014: £1m raised to create Keruak Corridor in Malaysian Borneo
  • 2015: Big Cat appeal raises £500,000 to protect habitats in Argentina and Brazil
  • 2016: £500,000 raised to create Forests in the Sky corridor in Ecuador
  • 2016: Olympic Forest Reserve created in Brazil
  • 2017: £750,000 raised to help create Mudahalli Elephant Corridor

In addition, the WLT has provided funds to plant over two million trees to date and it is in this area we are going to provide our own support – with your help.

The WLT are currently planting trees in the Foothill Rainforest, Ecuador, the Atlantic Forest in Brazil and the Montane Forest in Kenya.

Why we’re doing this

Our Plant A Tree with MG campaign is designed to allow us and you to offset the carbon footprint our businesses create. Every little thing we can do to reduce the impact we have on the environment is worthwhile.

Together we can nurture new forests, providing a safe, supporting environment for all kinds of wildlife. Together we can offset our business’ carbon footprint and protect our planet. And we believe working with the World Land Trust is a fantastic way to do so.

You can read more about the work the WLT do on their website.

Get involved

If we haven’t contacted you yet, or if you’re new to MG Safety, and you want to get involved and help us all reduce our carbon footprints, please contact us.

We’ll be able to tell you what we’re currently doing that will help to plant more trees and sustain our environment to the benefit of us all.