A local funeral service is taking caring for its community to the next level. Not only are they caring for families who have recently been bereaved, they are making a conscious effort to make a difference to the environment for generations to come.
Lilies Funeral Directors of Sutton Coldfield and Birmingham have become carbon neutral by partnering with Carbon Neutral Britain. Together they are ensuring at least 30 trees a month are planted which removes 20 tonnes of CO2 each year.
The 5-year-old funeral home continues to help its community outside of their normal duties. Since opening the team at Lilies have run a Marathon and other shorter runs, abseiled down a hotel in Birmingham and continued to raise money for local charities such as John Taylor Hospice.
This new partnership is in honour of all the families that the local funeral home care for. A statement from the owner, Lee Solomon;
“Each tree helps our environment, but we want to make each tree planted that little bit more special, we want each tree we plant to represent a loved one we have cared for.
As a local company we want to make sure we are constantly improving our service to our families and our community. We are extremely proud of all the reviews we get from our families and making partnerships like this one is our way of thanking them for being so kind, we will continue to think of ways we can do more to help.”
Carbon Neutral Britain™ is the UKs Leading Carbon Offsetting Initiative. A quote from their website;
“Our mission is to become the leading Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) in Britain to tackle the Climate Change Crisis by educating and providing voluntary carbon offsetting to all – from individual subscriptions, charities and organisations – to businesses of all sizes.
Founded in 2020, due to overwhelming support the organisation has rapidly expanded, with our new headquarters based in Central London. So far our projects have already offset over 500,000 Tonnes of CO² and planted over 3 million Trees, helping stop climate change and providing essential forest habitats for endangered wildlife.”
If you would like to know more about Lilies partnership with Carbon Neutral Britain, please get in touch with Lilies on 0121 321 3446 or firstname.lastname@example.org.