Ameresco partners with Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust to plant 500 Trees
Ameresco Partners with Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust to Plant 500 Trees Across the Yorkshire Dales Woodlands
Volunteer Ameresco employees will work to help protect local habitat creation and combat the adverse effects of the climate crisis
Ameresco team members partnered with Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust (YDMT), an independent charity dedicated to the preservation of woodlands in the Yorkshire Dales, to plant 500 trees across the region this year.
Ameresco, Inc., (NYSE: AMRC), a leading cleantech integrator specializing in energy efficiency and renewable energy, today announced that it has partnered with Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust (YDMT), an independent charity dedicated to the preservation of woodlands in the Yorkshire Dales, to plant 500 trees across the region this year.
Ameresco’s U.K. Leeds division made a financial contribution to YDMT that will help to protect local habitat creation and combat the adverse effects of the climate crisis through a reduction in carbon emissions.
Ameresco’s participation in this initiative is a part of a larger effort being carried out by YDMT to support the planting of 28,000 new trees and around 2.5 kilometers of hedgerow in 2022. Employee volunteers from Ameresco will work alongside the YDMT team to maintain and plant trees across the woodlands throughout the year.
“It is great to partner with an organization that is committed to environmental excellence and wants to make a real difference to woodland cover in the Dales,” said YDMT Development Officer Sarah Hodgson. “Ameresco’s donation and support will help ensure that we can plant woodland in a way that not only counteracts the effects of climate change but also provides habitat for wildlife and breathing space for all.”
“As a business, we are steadfast in helping our clients to operate more sustainably and to reach their net-zero ambitions,” said Vice President of Ameresco Leeds Derek Dixon. “At Ameresco, we aim to lead the quest toward a more sustainable future for all from within our own organization. We’re proud to partner with Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust to increase woodland coverage throughout the Yorkshire Dales. We know these efforts will have far-reaching benefits beyond the local landscape and for future generations to come.”
Ameresco employee volunteers began tree maintenance in October 2020 and are expected to complete the tree planting process by Spring 2022, for the first year of the Company’s partnership with YDMT. This initiative complements Ameresco’s larger volunteerism commitment to double community service hours in 2022 to 2,000+ through more frequent and larger community service offerings throughout the year.