2000 trees were planted by our trainees and 70 volunteers in one day for World Earth Day 2022. In total, we are planting 6000 Green Rooster trees with the “Bergwaldprojekt – Mountain Forest Project” in the Harz mountains – near our company´s headquarter.
With our ‘Green Rooster’ initiative which is unique in the paper industry we partnered this year with the oldest German and internationally recognized forest conversion project. Under the motto ‚PLANTING UP against climate change‘ we plant native trees such as sycamore maple and larch.
The plantings are essential for erosion control, as drinking water reservoirs, for biodiversity and for cooling the landscape. In 40-60 years, the resulting stable mixed forests will also resume their important function as CO2 reservoirs. We believe this is a genuinely meaningful and future-oriented action to make the Harz a green lung again. The tree planting project is part of our Hahnemühle´s apprentice academy and we will plant even more trees.
Hahnemühle teamed up with the tree planting initiative which has been working since 1993 to protect, preserve and care for the forest and to promote understanding of the interrelationships in nature. The aim is to encourage a broad public to use natural resources in a nature-friendly way through the voluntary work in the forest ecosystems. „Bergwaldprojekt – Mountain Forest Project“ is for that linked to internationally recognized and with Gold Standard certified climate protection projects. Find more information our Green Rooster initiative at hahnemuehle.com and on Bergwaldprojekt – Mountain Forest Project at bergwaldprojekt.de