We're working with Charities Trust to focus on the three things our customers, Partners and employees feel most passionately about.
Helping the environment
Firstly, as the climate crisis threatens our children’s futures, we want to have a positive impact on the environment, so for every customer that signs up to all of our home services, we’ll fund the planting of new trees to absorb carbon dioxide.
We’re hoping that we can help plant 100,000 new trees on Bryn Arw in the Brecon Beacons over the next year. That’s an area the size of 100 Wembley pitches, absorbing 20,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide.*
Turning back the tide on plastic pollution
We are supporting the charity Plastic Oceans UK. The charity aims to increase awareness of the dangers of plastic in our rivers, seas and oceans.
Money raised by UW Partners will be matched by The UW Foundation. The funds will be used by Plastic Oceans UK to support its community-based education programmes, enabling underrepresented young people to participate and have a voice on the issue. Here the focus is on helping communities understand the impact of plastic on ocean health and the ways in which changes in behaviour can positively impact this. Scroll down to watch a video featuring Sir David Attenborough discussing the work being done by Plastic Oceans.
Supporting local communities
Finally, we're supporting disadvantaged communities close to our offices in London, Bolton and Bournemouth. And, our new charitable foundation will match every £1 raised by Partners and colleagues, doubling the overall contribution. For more information please contact [email protected].
The UW Foundation is administered by Charities Trust. Charity Registration number: 327489
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Sources: Carbon Brief, Solar Electric Power Company, Energy Savings Trust, Business Matters Magazine, The Climate Change Group, Savings LIght Bulbs and Trees for Life, Forest Carbon.