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Tai Tarian to be carbon neutral by 2030

Tai Tarian staff at the Earth Strike protest in Swansea in SeptemberTai Tarian, one of the largest social housing providers in Wales, has commited to be carbon neutral by 2030.

The organisation has become one of the first large businesses in Wales to commit to such a target.

Tai Tarian‘s action plan to achieve carbon neutral status includes energy performance measures for their 9,000 homes, converting to electric transport and alternative commuting measures, and tree-planting.

The organisation will begin their extensive tree-planting and bio-diversity programme this week. 420 trees gifted by The Woodland Trust will be planted in the Afan Valley.

Tai Tarian will join forces with pupils from Croeserw Primary School to plant trees at Parc Croeserw, a nature trail which has just been created by the housing provider.

Chief Executive Linda Whittaker said:

‘Planting trees is one of the most powerful ways that we can reduce the impact of climate change, something we are hugely committed to driving forward.

‘Trees remove carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases from the air, capture and slow rainfall which reduces flooding and provide important habitats for birds, insects and animals.

‘Gifting trees to the local school and having their pupils join us on Thursday is something really special.  What makes it even more special is that this is just the start of our journey and I’m excited to see the difference we can make.’

In order to make Tai Tarian carbon neutral by 2030, they will:

  • Invest extensively homes, improving the energy performance wherever possible
  • Use emerging technology to make homes and commercial buildings smarter
  • Continue making renewable energy in new homes cost effective
  • Introduce an extensive tree planting and bio-diversity programme
  • Gradually change vehicle fleet to electric power
  • Encourage employees to make less use of cars, by car sharing, cycling or other solutions.
  • Workmore flexibly, either from home or from community hubs, reducing overall travel distances
  • Share learning to help colleagues and customers adapt their behaviour

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