27 Jan Sharples Group launches Treemendous Print & Plant
Sharples Group announce the launch of the Treemendous Print & Plant initiative.
We are delighted to announce the launch of the Sharples Group Treemendous Print & Plant initiative. For every hardware product sold, we will plant a minimum of six trees in The Mersey Forest. We aim to plant a minimum of 1000 trees during 2020.
Steve Lowndes, Group Sales Director at Sharples Group, explains,
“Our business has a long track record for contributing to the community in which we operate, and for championing the health and wellbeing of our team.
“We are conscious of the impact our industry has on the environment, especially if print isn’t managed effectively. To mitigate this, we offer free consumables recycling, partner with manufacturers that share our values and provide solutions to help businesses print less.
“But we wanted to do something more, and locally too. Active Cheshire introduced us to The Mersey Forest team, and the Treemendous Print & Plant initiative was born. We’re very excited about this and are looking forward, with the support of our clients, to contributing to this superb project.”
How Treemendous Print & Plant Works
The initiative is very straightforward. Every time a client buys a hardware product from Sharples Group, we will donate to The Mersey Forest team. The team will plant the trees in our client’s name, and every client will receive a personal certificate of tree planting from The Mersey Forest. We will fund a minimum of six trees for every product sold. We aim to plant a minimum of 1000 trees during 2020.
In this way, our clients and Sharples Group will support The Mersey Forest objectives of benefitting the local environment, wildlife and community.
About The Mersey Forest
The Mersey Forest is a network of trees and woodlands on people’s doorsteps across Merseyside and North Cheshire. It significantly benefits the local environment and communities: with cleaner air, improved health and wellbeing, a better connection to nature, as an educational resource and as a draw for commercial investment. The Mersey Forest team plants a mixture of native broadleaf trees in sites including school grounds, hospitals, along streets, in parks and on degraded land such as landfill and contaminated areas. Tree cover in The Mersey Forest area has increased from 4% to 8% in the last 25 years. But this is still 4% below the national average of 12%. So in this climate emergency, we must keep planting.