Impact Media planted 500 Trees in North America to thank our clients for supporting us in 2020.
2020 has been heavily focused on the health of people, and we all thank the NHS for their continued hard work, and to everyone who has contributed to the vaccine or helped create a safe working and living environment.
We have all had to adapt our lives whether with working from home, or for some not at all through forced closure, furlough or redundancy.
We have been fortunate enough to continue operating throughout, with no staff furloughed or made redundant.
I’m proud to say that Impact bolstered their team with the new addition of our digital marketing manager Vikki, and we hope to welcome a new UI/UX Designer and additional WordPress Developer in the new year.
Throughout the pandemic I have noticed that habits have inevitably changed, from the need to wear masks, social distance and sanitise constantly.
The use of disposable masks and anti-bac wipes has become a necessity, yet most of these items cannot be recycled or are not biodegradable. With welcoming my 3rd son into the world this year it makes me think of what the world will look like in 10-20 years’ time for them.
We seem to be thinking about today, rather than tomorrow.
10,000 Tree Challenge. 500 is just the start.
In 2019 we discussed pledging to plant 10,000 trees in partnership with OneTreePlanted. Although planting trees won’t stop the virus or the use of single-use plastic, it does help towards creating a better environment for tomorrow.
So it seemed fitting this year, rather than sending corporate gifts to show our gratitude to our clients we’ve planted trees instead. 500 trees to be precise.
That brings us to a total 542 trees planted to this date. So we have a long way to go, but in 2021 we are planting 1 tree for every website we launch and 1 tree for every month a website is supported by us.
We are also planting a tree for every review we receive. If you want to read up on writing reviews or more on our progress take a look at our 10k Tree Challenge page.
Christmas Donation rather than a Christmas Card
It’s not just the environment that’s taken a back seat, charities have been severely affected with fundraising, and donations are down from previous years.
So rather than send our Christmas cards this year, we’ve donated £300 to St Luke’s Hospice, an Essex based charity that provides compassionate care to people whose illnesses are no longer curable.
We hope to do more to help them throughout 2021 with the team planning many fundraising events. From individual fundraising (I have put myself forward for a charity version of strictly come dancing, so will be looking for encouragement), to team fundraising with the 500k Run, Walk or Cycle challenge.
A special thank you
As the year draws to a close, I want to personally thank all of our clients, partners and suppliers for supporting our business in 2020. We hope everyone that reads this has a happy and safe festive break and a prosperous 2021.