Why we bought native trees for Christmas

It’s that time of year again.  Companies are buying boxes of chocolates, bottles of wine, and baskets full of biscuits, jams and condiments to say thank you and show their appreciation to their customers.

Do we want to say thank you to our customers for choosing us as their partner of digital services? Yes,  of course we do!  We’ve got a great bunch of customer who we enjoy working with, and we want to show them that we appreciate them being part of our business and continued success.

Do we want to send them boxes of chocolates, plastic promotional materials with our logo on it, and jars of pickled chutney that no-one ever eats? No, not really.  The chocolate wrappers go in to landfill, the promotional material gets chucked in the bin and the chutney sits in someone’s cupboard for the next year then also ends up in landfill.

We don’t want to send out meaningless gifts. We want to give a gift that has a positive impact.  We like to do things a little differently, and so this year that is what we did.

We have purchased a native New Zealand tree for each of our customers, to help combat climate change and restore our native forests.

You can check out our tree count here.

Imagine the impact on our native forests and on the worlds environment in general if we all did this at Christmas.

We’ve also made the decision that from January 2019 we will purchase a tree for every new website we develop.

We hope you have a great Christmas and a safe and happy New Year.