Plant My Tree
Since 2007, Plant-My-Tree® has been implementing first afforestation projects for CO² compensation throughout Germany. In addition to the initial afforestation, PLANT-MY-TREE® has also been implementing forest conversion and forest protection projects since 2020, focusing on a high level of biodiversity. The aim is to counteract the worldwide CO² emissions and thus support environmental and climate protection.
After the avoidance of CO² and the reduction of CO² emissions, it is also a sustainable method for Plant-My-Tree® to become active through reforestation in its own forests in Germany. In addition, Plant-My-Tree® offers another possibility for entrepreneurs to do more for the protection of our environment: With the help of a tree donation, the reforestation project can continue to take shape. Reforestation is carried out on areas that have previously been used for other purposes and, in the spirit of forest conversion and protection, on areas that need to be regenerated due to destruction, disease or climatic changes. This is demonstrably the most sustainable method of storing CO² in the long term and compensating for it at the same time.
an initiative for sustainability: AGT Bus- & Eventlogistik cooperates with Plant-My-Tree®
AGT Bus- & Eventlogistik feels responsible to contribute to the climate crisis on its own initiative. Due to this AGT Bus- & Eventlogistik cooperates with the local company Plant-My-Tree® and planned a joint reforestation project in Hohenaspe near Itzehoe for the fall of 2021. On a cleared area where the bark beetle has been ravaging due to the climate, AGT Bus- & Eventlogistik planned to plant around 500 trees in a cooperation with Plant-My-Tree®. The sustainable tree planting by AGT Bus- & Eventlogistik is expected to last for more than 99 years. Regional conditions were taken into account and mixed forests were planted. Over decades, this will create a natural habitat for insects and animals, which will find a species-appropriate home in the trees and grasses. During this time, no deforestation or economic use of the area is guaranteed.
AGT forest near Itzehoe: a thousand new trees in northern Germany
Thanks to the help of Mr. Sören Brüntgens, founder of Plant-My-Tree®, his employees and a 25-member team consisting of employees of AGT Bus- & Eventlogistik, 1,000 trees were planted in the fall of 2021 from the planned 500 trees. The doubling of the planned forest came about only because of the motivated and cooperating parties and pleased not only AGT Bus- & Eventlogistik, but also Sören Brüntgens, whose passion is his company Plant-My-Tree®. A video about the reforestation project near Itzehoe can be found on the YouTube channel of AGT Bus- & Eventlogistik.
In the future, permanent cooperations are planned, which will make an active contribution to environmental and climate protection in Germany by planting trees and reforesting forests.
planting trees as a company: an in-house measure to promote climate protection thinking among our employees
Together, AGT Bus- & Eventlogistik and Plant-My-Tree® contribute to sustainability according to the motto “Every tree counts” in order to leave future generations a world with a high quality of life. The objective is to make the employees in the company aware of this thinking and thus to mobilize them to pay more attention to sustainability and environmental and climate protection in their daily work and – desirably – in their private lives.
Starting with a reduced paper consumption in the offices, over energy-saving lamps in the two floors of the headquarters in Hamburg, up to an exchange of 25% of the vehicle fleet in alternatively driven vehicles. AGT Bus- & Eventlogistik invests in training for all employees to establish and strengthen this philosophy. We see the reforestation project with Plant-My-Tree® not as a one-time action, but as an ongoing cooperation. At the same time, it serves as an event for our employees*, as they are forced to confront climate-damaged and cleared forest areas in need of reforestation. This confrontation activates and the collective planting of saplings and young trees consolidates climate protection thinking in the employees.