The Sustainable Business Network’s (SBN) inaugural Carbon4Good 100 Tonne Challenge has proved to be a resounding success. The 100 Tonne Challenge was designed to make it easy for businesses to get out and celebrate World Environment Day (June 5th) in a meaningful, tangible way. The aim of the event was for teams of SBN members to plant enough trees to eventually offset 100 tonnes of CO2. 667 trees are enough to reach the magic 100 tonne offsetting figure so Mark Roberts, SBN’s Carbon4Good Programme Manager, was delighted with final amount planted.
“We’re stoked that 4,800 trees were planted across four sites in Auckland and Wellington. Some great businesses got behind this initiative and really made it fly. A big round of applause to Fulton Hogan, Microsoft and Vodafone provided a combined 135 staff members the opportunity to get involved. And of course, projects like this wouldn’t be possible without the participation of planting sites so a big thank you to the Kaipatiki Project in Birkdale; Blockhouse Bay Intermediate; Nga Uruora Kapiti Project in Paekakariki; and lastly Trees for Survival” he says. We are also grateful for the help received from Honda, Toyota, Cityhop, and Paradigm Design.