Trees help to combat global warming by absorbing carbon dioxide, removing and storing carbon whilst releasing oxygen back into the air. They also reduce wind speeds and cool the air as they lose moisture and reflect heat upwards from their leaves. Trees are the ultimate carbon capture and storage machines, like great carbon sinks, woods and forests absorb atmospheric carbon and lock it up for centuries. They also prevent flooding, reduce city temperatures, reduce pollution and keep soil nutrient – rich. The bottom line is, we need more trees and we need to protect the ones we already have.
So that is why event organisers LOFA are helping the RSPB in July 22, by donating £5 for every visitor that comes through the door at the SOLEX Exhibition, which will enable them to plant a tree at Haweswater nature reserve.
RSPB Haweswater encompasses 30 square kilometres of mossy woodland, rushing streams, moorland, heath and bog, set within a dramatic mountainous landscape on the eastern edge of the Lake District National Park. It offers opportunities for seclusion and encounters with woodland birds, red squirrels and other special upland wildlife. LOFA’s and the RSPB’s work here is helping to ensure the future of this fantastic site.
Helping the planet is at the top of our agenda and that is why this partnership will help us to offset our carbon footprint during the Summer Outdoor Living Exhibition. We will also be working alongside Planet Mark to help make SOLEX a carbon neutral event