Redmond Group Supports World Wildlife Day
Tuesday 3rd March 2020 is World Wildlife Day. 2020’s theme is “Sustaining all life on Earth”, and celebrates the interconnected nature of the world’s biodiversity. Aligning with the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) around climate action, clean water and sanitation, and life on land, there’s clear focus on the sustainable use of resources, and the conservation and protection of wildlife of all kinds.
At Redmond Group, we do what we can to contribute to the SDGs in a number of ways. For example, with our five-year wildlife restoration programme, our community zoo, and our in-office/on-site initiatives like banning single-use plastics, and our aim to ensure our fleet is 100% electric. Recently we acknowledged the passing of a dear family member by donating enough to the UK’s National Forest to plant twelve new trees in his memory. There are lots of statistics about trees and Co2; we read that an average tree absorbs around 48Ib of carbon/year. So, twelve trees, for (let’s say) fifty years results in just over 13 tonnes of carbon absorption. And if the trees are in a protected area, and well looked after, this could be double. Imagine if each person that read this planted just one tree – and then passed on the message to one person who planted just one tree…
History of World Wildlife Day
The 3rd March 1973 was the day of signature of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). On 20 December 2013, at its 68th session, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) proclaimed the 3rd March to be UN World Wildlife Day to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild animals and plants.