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The Fuelcard Company supports environmental project

The Fuelcard Company is celebrating the anniversary of its successful partnership with local charity, the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust (YDMT).

Together, these Yorkshire-based organisations are helping to promote ‘greener’ driving through the Fuelcard Company’s ‘EcoPoint’ package; an environmentally-friendly upgrade for its fuelcards to help customers balance their carbon footprint and enjoy greener driving through contributions towards YDMT’s ongoing woodland restoration work across the Yorkshire Dales.

Through EcoPoint, it has raised £2,699 for YDMT in 2011, making a vital contribution towards the charity’s woodland restoration project. This vital donation equates to just over one acre of new native woodland being planted in the Dales.

EcoPoint is a handy bolt-on to customers’ existing fuel cards costing 50p per card, per month and encouraging customers to work towards a sustainable balance between fuel consumption and the environment.

In addition to supporting tree planting, customers receive a wide range of other green benefits including advice such as ‘eco-driving’; paperless billing; and a quarterly newsletter keeping them updated on the tree-planting scheme.

Through EcoPoint, the Fuelcard Company will make a continued contribution to the YDMT tree planting scheme over the coming years, a key step towards achieving the Dales Woodland Strategy’s aim to almost double the amount of broadleaved woodland in the Yorkshire Dales National Park to 5,000 hectares by 2020.

David Sharrod, YDMT director, said: “We are extremely grateful to the Fuelcard Company and its customers for their on-going support and commitment to both the environment and local treescape.

“Together we are making a real difference, but there’s still a long way to go, as only around 2.5 percent of the Dales is covered by broadleaf trees, compared with the national average of 4.8 percent. It’s up to all of us to act now to protect our environment for future generations.”

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