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Celebrate Earth Day 2023 with extra trees for free

Published date: April 2023

There has never been a better time to give back to the planet when switching to Climate Positive Broadband or the Fairphone 4 with SIM, as customers can earn up to 20 extra trees planted for free! Simply switch to Your Co-op Broadband or Mobile between the 17th and 23rd of April.

Earth Day 2023 is on Saturday the 22nd of April and is celebrated internationally to raise the importance of further environmental and climate impact.

What is Earth Day 2023?

Earth Day 2023 marks an annual celebration of environmental achievements over the past year that contribute to long-term sustainability. However, this occasion also reiterates the need for expanding environmental protection and accelerating the mitigation of climate change. The greatest threats of the climate crisis will become more prevalent as we head towards the middle of the 21st century and Earth Day must help to create more climate impact. 

This is why we are so invested in supporting Earth Day on the 22nd of April 2023. It recognizes that planting billions of trees across the world is one of the biggest and cheapest ways of taking CO2 out of the atmosphere to tackle the climate crisis, long-term. Not only do forests act as carbon sinks, but they also provide vital habitats for animals and ecological services for humans, such as purifying the air we breathe and regulating temperatures.

How customers can make a difference this Earth Day

Climate-positive customers can help achieve a low-carbon lifestyle and help increase future decarbonization with extra trees planted when switching to Your Co-op Broadband and Mobile. 

For Earth Day 2023, customers can receive:

Climate Positive Broadband (inc Superfast) an extra 10 trees for switching
Fairphone 4 with SIM an extra 10 trees for switching and a £50 saving
Fairphone Handset only an extra 5 trees & SIM Only bundles an extra 5 trees

These extra trees will be applied automatically at checkout, and no promo code is required to give back to the planet. You will also save £50 on the Fairphone 4 if you switch before the 23rd of April! 

Earth Day facts

1. Earth Day was inspired by Vietnam War protesters.

In 1970 Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson noticed people protesting the Vietnam War, but not putting any pressure on the US government about the environmental damage caused by oil spills, pesticides, and deadly smog.

2. Everyone can participate in Earth Day.

People of all ages can take climate impact into their own hands by marching against polluters, planting trees, cleaning their communities, and reducing waste in their own homes (or even try zero waste) with smart Earth Day tips

3. This global movement has inspired real change.

On Earth Day 2011, over 28 million trees were planted in Afghanistan for a "Plant Trees Not Bombs" campaign. In 2012, more than 100,000 people in China rode their bikes in order to reduce CO2 emissions and highlight the amount of pollution created by cars.

4. Overconsumption must be addressed 

Humans today use about 50% more natural resources than we did 30 years ago, according to a report from Friends of the Earth. Despite occasions like Earth Day being over 50 years old.

5. Remember to spend your carbon footprint wisely

On average, food accounts for 10 to 30% of a household’s carbon footprint, due to the emissions involved in food production and transportation, according to the Center for Sustainable Systems.

6. Earth Day went global in 1990

On the 20th anniversary, organisers of Earth Day decided it was time to take the occasion global and ensure that the positive influence increased each year. It kicked off massive initiatives to recycle and paved the way for the 1992 United Nations Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro.

How does Your Co-op plant trees for customers?

Each month of a climate-positive contract for Broadband, Mobile or SIM our climate impact partners Ecologi action carbon reduction projects of up to 30kg for an instant impact, though also tree planting. Typically our broadband customers sign-up for 3-4 years and so our tree planting would lead to 18-36 trees for future decarbonization once the trees are matured.

Ecologi action tree planting in growing forests all over the world and use the most appropriate species to achieve a collectively significant carbon reduction in the future. However, this Earth Day Your Co-op is giving customers the opportunity to help give back more to the planet and accelerate the number of trees being planted and help mitigate future climate change. 


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