Christmas is said to be the most wonderful time of the year – but it’s also the most wasteful. Did you know that an estimated $400 million was spent on 10 million unwanted gifts last Christmas in Australia!
As an organisation we believe that creating a more sustainable world is essential for future generations to thrive and will continue to carry out initiatives that are environmentally responsible.
That’s why this Christmas we decided to replace corporate gifting with planting each of our customers a tree via MoreTrees, who work with tree planting partners and local communities across the world with projects in Madagascar, Haiti and Kenya.
Planting trees helps sequester CO2 emissions while providing co-benefits such as water filtration, shelter, food sources, poverty alleviation and biodiversity as well as contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and this year our Christmas gifts have offset 44.4 tonnes of CO2!
We all know climate change is harming our planet, but if we all make a small change, we can make a big impact and there are many things you can do to be more sustainable during the holiday season.
Learn more about our current initiatives and plans for the future with our blog ‘Our Journey to Sustainability’.