Bridgestone Ireland is planting 100 trees for Bus Éireann to highlight the drive for CO2 reduction at both organisations.
The majority of the trees will be planted at a Tree Council of Ireland site beside the Athenry bypass (R368) with additional trees planted at Bus Éireann depots around the country. The trees are all indigenous Irish varieties including birch and cherry.
Colm Conyngham, marketing and PR manager and CSR lead, Bridgestone Ireland said: “As tyre suppliers to the Bus Éireann fleet we wanted to highlight the continued partnership efforts to reduce CO2.
“This includes reduced rolling resistance tyres, pressure maintenance and tyre monitoring. International climate scientists have suggested that planting trees is one of the most effective ways of reducing CO2 in the atmosphere so we decided to add this to our local efforts in cooperation with Bus Éireann.”
Rory Leahy, chief risk & safety officer, Bus Éireann added: “As Ireland’s national bus company, Bus Éireann is delighted to be involved in Bridgestone’s initiative to plant 100 trees on our behalf.
“Bus Éireann is committed to supporting the delivery of the national climate action plan and in particular in the reduction of vehicle emissions. Bus Éireann’s sustainability strategy aims to achieve a 30 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, where half of our vehicles will be zero emission with the remainder being at low and ultra-low emission levels.”