Initiative Pro Klima
14 years of Initiative Pro Klima: More than 162,000 trees have been planted to date
Forests have a number of positive effects on the climate and the environment as a whole. That is why Initiative Pro Klima – a joint initiative by Mabanaft, Petronord and OIL! Tankstellen – supports reforestation projects in Germany, among other things. For example, in cooperation with the Schleswig-Holstein State Forestry and Schutzgemeinschaft Deutscher Wald e.V. (German Forest Protection Association) in recent years over 162,000 trees have been planted. This project was launched in 2008 with an area of 100,000 m² in Bönebüttel, Schleswig-Holstein, on which 40,000 trees were planted. Other towns followed, with between 10,000-23,300 trees planted in each of the towns of Borstel-Hohenraden, Hemdingen, Hohenlockstedt, Bad Salzuflen, Weye, Hasloh, Forst Klövensteen and Sarlhusen. As part of further reforestation actions, Initiative Pro Klima also planted several trees along streets and in parks in North Rhine-Westphalia and Bavaria to improve the cityscape. The employees of the companies involved are actively involved in the reforestation projects, so they simultaneously have an overview of the project progress. In addition, there are joint reforestation actions with customers as well as with local schools and kindergartens.
In 2020, there were no community reforestation measures due to the coronavirus; however, the initiative took over the flower sponsorship for an area of 2,500 m² in Löhne in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
In addition, from 2008 to 2017, the Initiative Pro Klima supported the OceanRAIN research project at the CliSAP Cluster of Excellence at the University of Hamburg, which aims to better understand the effects of climate change through precipitation measurements and the analysis of satellite data and to derive conclusions for environmentally friendly action.