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To celebrate 20 years of environmental consultancy Ecus sponsored 300 trees in the South Yorkshire Forest, and to show an ongoing commitment to the local environment has also pledged to sponsor a tree for every delegate attending one of their environmental management courses.
New, eco-conscious web design business, Freedom Software, marked its first birthday by sponsoring a tree for every client that has supported them during their first year of trading, and to give something back to the environment.
Social marketing agency, Diva celebrated a decade in business by calculating their likely carbon emissions over ten years and retrospectively offsetting them planting 150 trees at an urban site in the South Yorkshire Forest.
Yorkshire & Humber Assembly sponsored 80 trees in order to demonstrate the Assembly's commitment to tackling the effects of climate change.
University Centre Barnsley sponsored 33 trees, each one representing one large bin of waste diverted from landfill during the first three months of the centre's commitment to 'total recycling.'
Novotel Sheffield Centre has sponsored a hundred trees to help with the regeneration of the former tip at Beighton in Sheffield. Novotel Sheffield Centre is part of the Accor group which is committed to taking an active part in community and environmental activities. The Branch Out scheme provided the ideal opportunity to combine these interests in a local and hands-on way.
Capita became involved with the Branch Out scheme as part of the company's carbon reduction policy, and its aims to offset carbon emissions through local projects and also involve staff. The company sponsored the planting of 600 trees and a staff planting day at their site in Nunnery Square, Sheffield, making a significant contribution to the city's wildlife corridor.
SYPA raised £320 for the Branch Out scheme by encouraging members to take up the opportunity of a paper-free newsletter. The donation is being put towards planting at Wombell Wood, Barnsley.
The team at Beta Technology in Doncaster chose the Branch Out scheme as their Christmas 2007 corporate gift, it being an initiative both close to their hearts and closely aligned to the company's ethos.