EcoSpeed, an eco-friendly courier company based in Bolton, is showing its green credentials by partnering with the Lancashire Wildlife Trust to restore mossland and reduce carbon emissions.
The company, founded in 2005, has been donating 10 per cent of its monthly profits to the Wildlife Trust’s Natural Carbon Capture Scheme.
The scheme allows companies to fund the restoration of degraded mosslands in the North West back to health so they can act as ‘carbon sinks’ and enable funders to compensate for the unavoidable carbon emissions from their operations.
Providing that they are managed and protected effectively, mossland habitats can lock in carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. However, they are being destroyed by peat extraction and now less than two per cent of the North West’s natural mosslands remain.
Alan Wright, campaigns officer at the Lancashire Wildlife Trust, said: “The Trust works to protect and restore these areas using funds from the Natural Carbon Capture Scheme. The scheme puts funds towards local conservation projects which have global significance and in these financially tight times, could provide a competitive edge for businesses involved.”
EcoSpeed is using the scheme to help them work towards their target of being a carbon neutral business, having already helped to save 167 tonnes of carbon.
As a result of their support, the Lancashire Wildlife Trust has given EcoSpeed permission to use their iconic badger logo on its vans.
‘Boost for trade’
Jay Knight, director of EcoSpeed (pictured), said, “There is no doubt that the 'green' image is a boost for trade. We do get a lot of people asking about it when they phone us.
“The Lancashire Wildlife Trust logo on vans will strengthen this image and, hopefully, create business and add support for wildlife.”
‘Great to work with’
“It is great that EcoSpeed are working with the Trust and we are delighted to see a local company growing and obviously benefitting from their involvement with us”, added Wright.
“EcoSpeed is one of our biggest supporters. Without their help much of the work on the Manchester mosslands would not be possible.
“We appreciate their financial support but it is great to work with a company which is so environmentally aware. We know that many of their team are passionate about wildlife.”
EcoSpeed is a member of Greater Manchester’s Low Carbon Network.