We've joined the Big Climate Fightback

We've joined the Big Climate Fightback Image

We’ve responded to the Woodland Trust’s call for organisations to play their part in the Big Climate Fightback and join the mass participation tree planting day on 30 November.

At the beginning of October, we launched an incentive to encourage our tenants to start receiving digital rent statements and pledged to plant a tree for every 100 new tenants receiving their statements this way.

Andy McFadden, Neighbourhood Services Team Leader said: “Our tenants have told us that they want us to enhance the areas they live in, and planting these trees is one ways we do that.

“It’s brilliant to see that so many of our tenants want to do their bit for the environment and have signed up to receive their rent statements digitally, which has significantly reduced the amount of paper we use.”

With the help of Bottesford Ward Councillor Margaret Armiger, Ongo staff planted trees on Bull’s Field in Scunthorpe.

Cllr Margaret Armiger, ward councillor for Bottesford, said: “I was delighted to join in the tree planting on Bull’s Field with Ongo. Planting trees is a simple idea that brings about many benefits to improve the atmosphere around us and enhances our green spaces. 

“The council is committed to making North Lincolnshire greener and cleaner – tree planting is a positive step towards that.”

We’ve pledged to continue improving local communities and hopes to plant another 61 trees through this incentive.