City Cabs going Green with Trees4Scotland

City Cabs today announced a three year partnership with Trees4Scotland to offset the carbon footprint of their 355 strong black cab fleet. The offset will take the form of trees planted within native woodland in Scotland.

As a Co-Operative they involve their members in all areas of the business and last year introduced them to Trees4Scotland by planting a tree for each of them.  The initiative was so well received that they have now gone one step further and taken responsibility for their carbon footprint by committing to plant over 20, <000 trees over the next three years.

The trees planted form part of Trees4Scotland’s Teaghlach Wood project near the village of Comrie in Perthshire.  Teaghlach Wood is mixed woodland containing native tree varieties such as oak, birch, willow, rowan and Scots Pine.

city cabs and tidal 037Wayne Russell, Marketing Manager for City Cabs comments, “We chose Trees4Scotland because we did not want the benefits to be purely carbon focused.  Trees4Scotland offered us the chance to also be supporting projects that are community focused, regenerate wildlife habitats and educate children about climate change and the environment.”

Rather than looking abroad for their carbon credits City Cabs took the decision to go for a local carbon offset and support tree planting in Scotland.  At a time when recent figures show that we are falling well behind our national planting targets this support is very well received.

Angus Crabbie of Trees4Scotland comments, “We are obviously delighted to welcome City Cabs on board and look forward to demonstrating to them the benefits of ‘going local’. Scotland has a low tree density of about 17% and with the help and support of companies like City Cabs the aim is to increase this to 25% by the year 2050 bringing us more in line with our European neighbours.”