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Who knew buying a car could support biodiversity?

4th June 2020

Doing a little, a lot and often CAN make a difference to our planet

4th June 2020

Biodiversity Aware
What do you think of when you hear the term ‘biodiversity’: deforestation, ecosystems, loss of habitat, carbon emissions?

You don’t need to be a ‘eco-warrior’ to make a difference in our modern world; everyone can take action to make a difference for Climate Change. You also don’t need to be a vegetarian or vegan to appreciate the importance of plants in our lives. Over 80{ce1f5a97386adb343f3d9b12b92f2c65f76aa8e98ead3145386a848fb9911aa8} of the human diet is provided by plants, but the impact of human endeavour is damaging our plant life at a colossal rate.

Whilst we may not always be able to change our habits to reduce our carbon footprint, having an awareness is imperative and considering other ways we can help to improve the environment’s chances of survival is key to our own survival.

The impact of COVID-19 on our environment
COVID-19 has certainly played a part in our nation rethinking their carbon footprint. Whether that be by forced ‘stay at home’ instructions from the government, or your own convictions to avoid the risks posed by crowded public transport or just to get your daily exercise. 2020 has seen its fair share of challenges and biodiversity might not be at the front of our minds right now, but it is a priority for all of us to make a difference.

Sustainable Goals – a framework for making a difference
The United Nations have been calling for action for sustainable development since 2015. Their 17 goals are universal goals to improve the lives and prospects for everyone, everywhere in the world. UN Sustainable Goal Number 15 is titled ‘Life on Land’ and focuses on transformative changes to restore and protect nature.

The UK government have ratified their intention to implement the UN Sustainable Development Goals through the political group known as DEFRA. One of DEFRA’s key objectives is to ‘pass on to the next generation a natural environment protected and enhanced for the future’. This parliament, DEFRA are committed to planting 11 million trees to expand and improve the UK woodlands. By supporting EFORESTS©, you could be contributing to this sustainable development goal.

While one tree only makes a small difference, EFORESTS© has been operating as a “not for profit” since 2006 and since then have been responsible for planting over 120,000 trees helping to make the UK a greener space and offsetting carbons in the process.

You can find out more about the good work that EFORESTS© do here.

Everyone can do their bit to restore and protect our natural world. Even the small token of planting a tree for your car lease or purchase through Leasetree© can contribute to sustaining our ecosystem.