Carbon Offset Benefits Bishop of Rochester Academy
RG Group offset its entire operational carbon emissions for 2011 recently by planting over 800 tress in the grounds of the Bishop of Rochester Academy in Kent.
Working with Carbon Footprint and Tree Appeal, staff from RG Group were joined by pupils and staff from the school to plant the much needed new hedgerows. The tress are all native British species such as Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Field Maple, Guelder Rose, Spindle and Crab Apple, all grown in England and collected from seed.
Mr Colin Boxall, Principal of the Bishop of Rochester Academy said, ‘We are very grateful for the generous donation of these plants by RG Group, and the support of Tree Appeal in planting them. It was brilliant to see students not only from our own school but also from two of our major feeder primaries playing their part in preparing the site for next Spring’.
Mick Mullarkey, RG Group’s Director for Sustainability said. ‘It is amazing that a journey to offset the carbon emissions of a construction company could lead us to watching the children of Kent plant trees in a local school. We would like to thank Tree Appeal and the Bishop of Rochester Academy for making it a very rewarding journey.’