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Fleet managers raise money for rainforest

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Fleet managers using CO2Count to monitor exhaust emissions have raised nearly £80,000 to help protect Peruvian rainforest communities from deforestation.

The charge for using CO2Count includes a donation of a few pence to Cool Earth.

Cool Earth director Matthew Owen said: “CO2Count users have been helping for 12 months. Their donations, so far, of £78,764 have directly protected 1,310 acres of rainforest from logging.”

Cesar Bustamante, an Ashaninka village elder, said: “We are so grateful. You are protecting the rainforest and making a better world for all of our grandchildren. From all of us, thank you so much for continuing to help.”

Steve Clarke heads marketing for The Fuel Card Group, providers of the CO2Count service. He said: “Although each individual Cool Earth donation is only a few pence, the combined donations mount up. It means that, month after month, anyone running a fleet can make real difference for threatened communities like Peru’s Ashaninka people, for less than the cost of a cup of tea in Britain.”

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