Swindon Amazon staff plant nearly 1,000 trees with parish council

By Barrie Hudson - 27 April 2022

CommunityBusiness

Teams from the Amazon fulfilment centre and delivery station in Swindon have taken part in a series of tree planting events.

The workers teamed up with Stratton St Margaret Parish Council and members of the public.

The volunteers worked together to plant native broadleaf trees with the aim of helping to offset carbon emissions, stimulate wildlife and give back to the community in a sustainable manner. 

A total of 900 trees were planted, which Amazon says will offset 225 tonnes of Co2 emissions in their lifespan. 

The events were organised by Amazon employees Oliver Williams, who is Shift Manager and Local Sustainability Champion, and Luiza Stefanova, who is Community Operations Lead. 

David Tindal, General Manager at Amazon in Swindon, said: “We want to thank Stratton St Margaret Parish Council for the great support it provides to our community and for partnering with us on this great initiative.” 

Puranjay Das, Delivery Station Manager in Swindon, said: “It’s been great to get together with our colleagues at the Amazon fulfilment centre for this important campaign and we’ve enjoyed working alongside Stratton St Margaret Parish Council on this volunteering programme.”   

Oliver Williams added: “I really enjoyed planting trees with the team. We got lucky with the weather too, which was great. Thank you to everyone joining these events, and to all at Stratton St Margaret Parish Council for partnering with us.” 

Oliver Saunders, Senior Open Spaces Officer at Stratton St Margaret Parish Council, said: “A group of volunteers from Amazon recently came and helped us plant more trees on Meadowcroft Field. They did a fantastic job. The new tree plantations will bring more wildlife into the park but of course we still have acres of open space left for general recreational enjoyment and playing football on our pitches.”

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