What do you do when you want to plant trees for the earth in a big way, but you don’t have the physical space to do it, and you can’t find the right partner to help you out? You form your own partner, and you broaden your horizons. This is exactly what Oblong Ltd, a data processing business based in the UK, has done.
When Oblong looked into offsetting their own emissions, they found the process overly complicated and lacking in integrity. So they developed Oblong Trees, a company that streamlines offsetting, doesn’t get too bogged down in precise calculations, and makes a tangible difference. Importantly, Oblong Trees recognises that there is limited space in the UK, and that trees planted on the other side of the world are just as vital for combatting climate change as any in your own backyard.
Fifteen Trees is proud to be Oblong Trees’ Australian planting partner. Over the next forty years, Oblong Trees expects to sequester over 280 million cubic feet of CO2. A small portion of that majestic figure – 300 indigenous trees worth – has just been realised at the You Yangs in Southern Victoria, AUS.
As well as cushioning the environmental impact of human activity in the broadest possible sense, Oblong Trees is also providing habitat for koalas and helping to fortify their supporting eco-system for the challenges ahead.
Our climate needs big, global thinkers right now, with big, global goals. Oblong Trees is right there with the zeitgeist, and we are right there with them. Thank you to Dan Whiteman, managing director at Oblong UK Ltd for initiating this partnership and entrusting Fifteen Trees to be your Australian planters.
Here at Fifteen Trees, we are always happy to have a chat about the best way to incorporate sustainability into your organisation. We can help you to connect with the broader community and reduce some of your company’s environmental impacts. If interested, please contact Melinda at <email@example.com>.
Writer – Sarah Hart.
Sarah is an artist whose passions include the stories and experiences of women and narrative driven creative work. Her aim is to delight, to reveal glimpses of everyday beauty, and to celebrate flights of the ordinary. Sarah works across a range of media, with an abiding interest in pen and ink, mixed media and the human form. You can find Sarah here.