By Chamber Press Office, 10 August 2023
Energy company, Flogas is celebrating the successful planting of 22,000 trees in partnership with the charity project Trees on the Land, more than doubling its original target of 10,000. The company sponsored the cost of planting a native sapling in various locations around Ireland for every new or existing customer that signed up to its electricity and natural gas Green Future tariffs in 2022. John Conroy, marketing manager, Flogas Ireland visited one of the tree planting sites near Conabury Hill, Castleblayney, Co Monaghan with Brian Gaynor, project co-ordinator with Trees on the Land.
John Conroy of Flogas said, “The success of our Plant a Tree campaign in far exceeding our original target was down to the very positive response from our customers to our Green Future initiative. The partnership underlines our commitment to becoming one of Ireland’s most sustainable energy supply providers and helping our customers to reduce the carbon footprint of their home and business energy use”.
Trees on the Land is a charity and not-for-profit cross-border project that works with various landowners across Ireland such as schools and colleges, sports clubs, farmers, and community groups to establish new native trees. The saplings were planted last winter and once fully grown, they will play a valuable part in absorbing carbon dioxide, improving air and soil quality, as well as providing homes and food sources for native wildlife.
Brian Gaynor of Trees on the Land said, “We are delighted to see these trees going into the ground. As they grow and develop, they will deliver a range of environmental and social benefits for the local communities well into the future. And they will provide important habitat for birds, insects, and other native biodiversity – a win-win for people and nature.”