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Why all tech companies should plant trees

As I sit here looking at this title I realise it actually applies to all companies, we could ALL do more to be green. You sit there at your desk just like I sit here at my desk, engrossed, busy, distracted digitally into a world of bountiful information, innovation and ultimately, the future. But what we don’t do as often is look out of the window, you know, like that kid in school that stares out into the sky, day dreaming about the swings at the park. Smaller desk, same you. That’s why we plant trees.


As of 2012 StormGate is going to plant trees every year, exactly proportionately to the scale of the business we do, not as some silly sales gimmick to make people like us or because we like to hug trees but because we really have no reason not to and a lot of reasons why we should. Reasons you should read and think about, right now:

Do you like oxygen?

Ok so that’s just one reason, right? But do we need to say more (we have lots)? Whether or not you believe the things said by politicians about climate change or environmental instability it really can’t hurt to plant a few trees.

We know other companies won’t ALL do it, that’s why for all the carbon we produce (and paper we use, and fuel we burn, and furniture we buy) we are planting enough trees to process at least double the co2 (minimum, lowest amount, even in a recession) – that means we will help offset some of our competitors undesired side effects, which we do willingly.

Rather than harp on about this we are just going to act, we intend to increase the value added by StormGate to the planet, year on year. You should act now too, not just to relieve your conscious or to have another saleable feature, but because oxygen rocks, and oh yeah, remember climbing that tree?