Jennings are going green to support World Environment Day
Posted on 25 Apr 2008
Jennings Ford pledged its support to World Environment Day after teaming up with the Environment Agency.
Established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972 to mark the opening of the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment, World Environment Day is commemorated each year on the 5th June.
The slogan for this year’s campaign is ‘Melting ice – a Hot Topic?’. In support of International Polar Year, the theme adopted for 2007 focuses on the effects that climate change is having on polar ecosystems and communities, in addition to the ensuing consequences around the world.
“The Environment Agency has always been heavily involved in supporting World Environment Day. This year, we were keen to get the business community involved in promoting and highlighting the importance of taking steps to limit carbon emissions,” said Mike McNulty, Tees Valley project manager at the Environment Agency.
While Heads of State, Prime Ministers and Ministers of Environment will be delivering statements and committing themselves to care for the Earth, staff at Jennings Ford in Middlesbrough and Stockton will be pledging their support to the environment by donating trees to the Tees Forest.
Jennings Ford’s two Teesside dealerships based on Cargo Fleet Lane in Middlesbrough and Yarm Road in Stockton, have agreed to plant a tree at Tees Forest for every new car sold throughout the week when World Environment Day is scheduled to take place.
Nas Khan, managing director for Jennings Motor Group, said; “We are delighted to have teamed up with the Environment Agency and to promote and contribute towards the forthcoming World Environment Day, which I’m confident, will be a huge success.”
The Tees Forest is one of England’s Community Forests, a national partnership that is regenerating and revitalising the green space in and around some of the major towns and cities, creating well-wooded environments for work, wildlife, recreation and education.
Mike McNulty continued: “There are many easy steps people can take to do their bit for the environment and World Environment Day. We’re challenging everyone to ‘ask yourself’ what you’re currently doing to tackle climate change, be it recycling your waste, using energy saving lightbulbs or using a bike instead of the car.”
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