Building Climate Positive Communities

Ahead of Earth Day 2023, we wanted to take this perfect opportunity to celebrate an anniversary close to our hearts – one-year of partnership with Ecologi! 

Ecologi is an environmental and climate solutions organisation that work with companies, like GB Bank, to plant trees, reduce CO2 emissions and work on environmental projects around the world. 

Partnering with Ecologi is incredibly rewarding and we’ve loved seeing the real-world change our partnership has made in the last 12 months and we can’t wait to do more! One of GB Bank’s key brand values is to build better futures in the communities that need it most so working with Ecologi is the perfect fit! Here’s some of the ways our relationship has helped support environmental and climate positive activity in the last year… 

5,070 Trees Planted 

When you fund tree planting through Ecologi, you’re supporting a range of incredible reforestation and ecosystem restoration projects. Ecologi’s method of distributing the donations means the positive impact on the community is being felt all around the world. In the last year, we’ve funded the planting of 5,070 trees across 15 projects in countries including Kenya, Mozambique, Madagascar, Ecuador and many more! Importantly, while trees are a wonderful climate solution, the carbon absorbed by our trees is not taken into account as carbon avoidance.

380 tonnes of CO2 avoided 

And speaking of carbon avoidance, we’re really pleased that in the first year of working with Ecologi we’ve supported the prevention of 380 tonnes of CO2 emissions through 19 verified carbon avoidance projects. Carbon avoidance projects all provide complementary climate solutions to prevent greenhouse gas emissions, restore nature, and support local communities – something we’re extremely passionate about at GB Bank! 

We’ve supported the first ever wind power project in Honduras, avoided methane emissions from landfill in Brazil, distributed cleaner cookstoves in Kenya and whole host more!

Collectively Ecologi’s work has helped to plant more than a whopping 62 million trees and has prevented over 2.5 million tonnes of CO2 since its inception in June 2019. 

Earth Day 2023 is celebrated tomorrow – April 22nd – and its mission is to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide. Growing out of the first Earth Day in 1970, EARTHDAY.ORG is the world’s largest recruiter to the environmental movement, working with more than 150,000 partners in over 192 countries to drive positive action for our planet.

GB Bank is dedicated to building better futures in communities that need it most so we’re excited to see where our support can help the Ecologi team in the next 12 months. You can read more about our brand values here: https://gbbank.co.uk/our-purpose/ 

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