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We’ve Started Our Journey to Become a Carbon Neutral Business

We launch our partnership with Rewards.Earth and start planting trees to offset our carbon emissions. We’re taking the first step to becoming a carbon neutral company.

You might have heard many businesses talking about becoming carbon neutral. This is a way to offset your carbon footprint by taking measures to better the environment and the world around us.

We’re taking action by planting trees through Rewards.Earth, and plan to plant approximately 4,000 trees by Earth Day 2023!

This is the first step in our journey to becoming a sustainable finance company.

At Consolidation Express, we believe in a better tomorrow

Our goal is to make a difference in people’s lives, but this doesn’t have to be limited to their finances.

Helping people with their finances is fantastic, and it’s what we love to do. However, ensuring they have a healthy planet to enjoy their savings on is key!

We needed to step up our involvement in environmental issues. So, we asked ourselves, how could we become a carbon-neutral business?

We’re taking action to become a carbon neutral company

We’re thrilled to announce our partnership with Rewards.Earth, which has released its exciting new app, Carma, this year.

Measure and reduce your carbon footprint.

Who is Rewards.Earth?

Rewards.Earth was born with one simple idea: how could they create a platform that allowed people to do their bit to fight climate change? They believed that if everyone worked together, we could reverse global warming.

Rewards.Earth is a company that allows people to individually subscribe to one of their plant-a-tree campaigns and also works with businesses to offset their carbon footprint.

“We are delighted to be partnering with Consolidation Express to make a positive impact on the environmental and social space,” said Jim Holland, Co-founder, and CEO of Rewards.Earth Ltd.

Meet the Team and Their Dogs!

The UK trees are planted by The Green Task Force, which is made up of veterans who are transitioning from the armed services.

Many of these veterans suffer from conditions such as PTSD, but The Green Task Force provides them with a pathway to nationally recognised qualifications and, ultimately, employment. This is done whilst assisting their rehabilitation and reintegration through ‘Nature-Based Therapy” with proven success.

Their overseas projects provide reforestation in some of the world’s most environmentally challenged areas, helping people, communities, and wildlife. They are currently working in Nepal, Haiti and Madagascar, as well as helping the Orangutan Foundation in Borneo.

Carma logo.

What’s Carma and how does it work?

Rewards.Earth has launched its exciting new app, Carma, this year.

Using Carma, you can measure your Earth score wherever, whenever. This means you can find out how many Earths it would take to sustain your current lifestyle! You might think you lead an eco-friendly life, but now you can check for yourself.

It also provides a platform for individuals and businesses to offset their carbon emissions by planting trees in the UK and overseas.

You can use the app to choose to shop more sustainably. Carma’s business partners all agree to plant trees to offset carbon emissions. This way, you know which shops, cafes, and other services are doing their bit for the environment, and you can help too!

If we can reduce or offset the amount of carbon we’re using daily, even by a small amount, it will add up and make a huge environmental impact.

Make a long-term difference by shopping with their partners and enjoy incentives such as cashback!

How much does it cost to plant a tree?

At Consolidation Express, we understand that being environmentally friendly is everyone’s goal, but sometimes it can be hard to pull off. Eco-friendly or sustainable products can be more expensive and harder to access, especially if you’re already struggling financially.

Dealing with debts often means we have to compromise on how we want to live, and that means fewer opportunities to do our bit to stop climate change. We’d all like to live more sustainably, but sometimes it’s not possible to do this all by ourselves.

So, how much does it cost to plant a tree? Planting a sapling in the UK can cost the average person upwards of £250!

A young tree costs between £22- £55 depending on the type of tree, and then if you’re not as green-fingered as an experienced gardener, you might want to hire one. A professional gardener typically charges £200 per day or more.

If you’d like to plant a tree without getting your hands dirty, it’s worth looking at somewhere like the National Trust, which will plant you a sapling for £5. This is a tree donation and helps the UK reforest their woodlands, not to mention it’s much cheaper than hiring someone to plant one for you.

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Improve your finances and the earth

Here at Consolidation Express, we believe climate action is everyone’s responsibility – so we need everyone to come together so that we can start carbon offsetting.

We could be the right company for you if you’re looking for a debt consolidation loan and care about the environment.

Improve your finances and improve the earth.

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