04 July 2023

Learnlight Partners with JUST ONE Tree

Corporate Social Responsibility
global reforestation

Learnlight is delighted to partner with JUST ONE Tree, a Great Britain-based nonprofit removing CO2 from the atmosphere through global reforestation efforts. Since the start of the partnership, Learnlight has committed to planting one tree for every live demo given.

Tree-planting has become central to many environmental campaigns in recent years. One of the most powerful examples was the 1 trillion trees campaign launched by the World Economic Forum in Davos in January 2020 in support of the UN’s Decade of Ecosystem Restoration, of which JUST ONE Tree is an official partner.

Though nowhere near as ambitious, our efforts at Learnlight so far sum up to 630 trees. They will be planted across various countries such as Madagascar, Haiti, Zambia, Brazil and Kenya. This will translate into 194.04 tonnes of absorbed carbon dioxide in the next 25 years.

About JUST ONE Tree

JUST ONE Tree is a non-profit removing CO2 from the atmosphere and reversing biodiversity loss through global reforestation. They plant trees in areas severely affected by deforestation – both on land and in the oceans.

In the process they provide agricultural education and sustainable income to local communities. They also help shape the next generation of planet-conscious thinkers by bringing environmental education into classrooms.

Amanda Bronkhorst, CEO of JUST ONE Tree: The climate change and biodiversity crises are the most pressing issues of our time. We’re so grateful to companies like Learnlight who are standing up and playing their part in creating a more sustainable future. Together, we’re proving it really is possible to transform our world into a greener, more equitable place.

Why Plant Trees?

Research clearly shows the importance of trees as part of a well-rounded approach to decarbonization:

  • Trees act as an efficient mechanism to remove our carbon emissions from the atmosphere. By absorbing carbon dioxide, trees create the oxygen we need to breathe.
  • Trees remove dangerous pollutants from the air. A study by The Royal College of Physicians found that in the UK some 40,000 deaths a year can be attributed to these.
  • Animals and birds live in and underneath trees. They’re also a source of food and medicine for many humans – not least because they decrease our levels of stress, i.e. cortisol.

Yet forest restoration is getting the least investment. We need to take action to change this.

Building a Brighter, More Sustainable Future

As a People-Powered EdTech, our mission is to build a brighter, more sustainable future together. We do this by deploying education and technology to build mutual understanding between people with different languages, cultures and beliefs. Combined with a long-term, sustainable approach we aim to safeguard our people, our communities and our planet.

Our partnership with JUST ONE Tree is one of many initiatives Learnlight is leading to support the planet by offsetting and minimizing the company’s carbon emissions. Learnlight recently supported The Gyapa Efficient CookStove Project, as part of its Carbon Neutral Company Certification. which helped reduce carbon emissions, improve air quality, and protect local forests in Ghana.

For more information around our sustainability efforts, please visit our sustainability page.

Learnlight

Learnlight provides language, intercultural, and interpersonal skills training to blue chips and international organizations around the world. Learnlight uses a blend of cutting-edge technology and world-class instructor-led training to equip employees with the skills they need to succeed in an increasingly complex and global business environment. Learnlight currently delivers blended virtual and face-to-face services to more than 1,200 clients with over 100,000 active learners in more than 180 countries.

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