Words by Abi Scaife
AstraZeneca has made a huge commitment to the environment.
Tell me more.
AstraZeneca, a company many will recognise for the Covid-19 Vaccine, has reaffirmed its commitment to the environment. In 2020, they pledged to plant and maintain 50 million trees by the end of 2025, and have made progress on planting native trees across Australia (alongside Aboriginal communities, Indonesia, the UK and more countries.
Now, though, they have decided to raise the numbers, with a further $400 million investment into reforestation, as well as the continued maintenance and protection of the trees. The goal is now to plant 200 million trees by 2030, and to continue caring for them.
What will this do?
Trees, particularly tropical forests in countries like India, are crucial to absorbing carbon dioxide, and reforestation of native trees in these places will have a hugely positive impact on the environment.
At Smiley Movement, we like to elevate the work of charities across the world. Here are three charities whose causes align with the themes in this article.
Trees For Cities. They are working to plant more trees within large metropolitan areas, for the betterment of people and planet. Support them here.
The Woodland Trust. This is the UK’s largest woodland conservation charity, concerned with the creation, protection, and restoration of native woodland heritage. Support them here.
Rewilding Britain. They aim to tackle the climate emergency and extinction crisis, reconnect people with the natural world and help communities thrive. Find out more here.