We helped plant the fourth Severn Trent Commonwealth Forest

As a part of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games sponsor family, we had the opportunity this week to take part in the Severn Trent Commonwealth Forest planting event.

Ten of our colleagues travelled to Quinton, Birmingham to help plant 6,400 tree saplings, across 10 acres of land in the Midlands. We joined Severn Trent, also a sponsor of the Games, on their mission to leave a carbon-neutral legacy for the Midlands by creating 2,022 acres of forest.

This effort will help to offset the residual carbon emissions of the Games, as well as provide more green spaces across the region.

We caught up with a few people involved to find out what they thought of the day:

It’s been an honour to represent Domestic & General with my colleagues for such an important cause by working together to protect the environment through the tree planting and helping bring the community together whilst celebrating the camaraderie of the Commonwealth Games 2022!

Louise Brown, Operations Manager

The day was very rewarding, it was hard work but worth it! It was a fantastic opportunity to network with our colleagues and people from other businesses. Plus, we had a chance to do something great for the environment — we planted around 3,200 trees over 5 acres which is an amazing achievement!

Simon Browning, Operations Lead

You can find out more about our sponsorship of the Commonwealth Games 2022 by visiting www.birmingham2022.com/partnerships/domestic-and-general.

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