“We’re losing 18.7 million acres of forests annually, equivalent to 27 soccer fields every minute”
Established in 2019, we believe YOUGO Green meets the expectations of a modernising world to do better for the planet. Working within the transportation industry, directly contributing towards increasing CO², we believe we need to make an impact, a difference, through YOUGO’s reforestation initiative we have the opportunity to plant one tree for every day that a journey is booked via each of our qualifying Accounts. We are hugely excited by this project and realise that as our account customers grow, so will many trees.
YOUGO Green is born out of a passion to lead the way through service and environmental awareness.
Below is a little about our world and the ongoing deforestation across our planet courtesy of the WWF:
Forests cover 31% of the land area on our planet. They produce vital oxygen and provide homes for people and wildlife. Many of the world’s most threatened and endangered animals live in forests, and 1.6 billion people rely on benefits forests offer, including food, fresh water, clothing, traditional medicine and shelter.
But forests around the world are under threat from deforestation, jeopardizing these benefits. Deforestation comes in many forms, including fires, clear-cutting for agriculture, ranching and development, unsustainable logging for timber, and degradation due to climate change. This impacts people’s livelihoods and threatens a wide range of plant and animal species. We’re losing 18.7 million acres of forests annually, equivalent to 27 soccer fields every minute.
Forests play a critical role in mitigating climate change because they act as a carbon sink—soaking up carbon dioxide that would otherwise be free in the atmosphere and contribute to ongoing changes in climate patterns. Deforestation undermines this important carbon sink function. It is estimated that 15% of all greenhouse gas emissions are the result of deforestation.
With continued efforts by YOUGO to increase customer awareness, drive the reforestation initiative, and consciously invest in recycled materials where possible, we hope that through working together we can make a big difference to a world being changed too fast.