Bridgestone Ireland are 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 Ireland. The trees are all indigenous Irish varieties including birch and cherry trees.
“As tyre suppliers to the Bus Eireann fleet we wanted to highlight the continued partnership efforts to reduce CO2,” said Colm Conyngham, Marketing & PR Manager and CSR Lead, Bridgestone Ireland. “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,” added Colm.
“As Ireland’s national bus company, Bus Éireann is delighted to be involved in Bridgestone’s initiative to plant 100 trees on our behalf,” said Rory Leahy, Chief Risk & Safety Officer, Bus Éireann. “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% 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.”
Pictured at during the ceremonial planting at Bus Éireann’s Westport Depot were (L-R): Martin Somers, Bridgestone Ireland and John Regan, Bus Éireann.