We’ve found the perfect thing: the Green Desks initiative from Tiendeo.co.uk, created with the aim of helping people make small gestures towards offsetting their impact on the planet. It really is simple. All you have to do is include the Green Desks badge on your blog or website and in return Tiendeo will sponsor 1m2 of rainforest in the Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve in Mexico for you, in your name, forever. 1 Green Desk = your desk + 1m2 of Rainforest. They will also include a link to your blog or site on the Green Desks Map (http://www.tiendeo.co.uk/eco/mapa-mesas-verdes/ )
Tiendeo is collaborating on this initiative with Acciónatura and with the Grupo Ecológico Sierra Gorda. The SierraGorda Biosphere Reserve is one of the most ecologically rich and increasingly threatened areas on the planet. It is home to over 800 species of plants, 124 species of fungi, 550 species of vertebrates and many endangered species like the jaguar, the American black bear, the green macaw, the red-headed parrot and the Humboldt butterfly.
How can I make my desk Green? If you have a blog or website, all you have to do is write a post about the initiative and/or include the Green Desks badge on your site with a link to Tiendeo. Then everytime you sit down at your desk, you will know that you are helping to protect one of the most ecologically rich and yet most endangered places on earth.
You can find out more and join up here: www.tiendeo.co.uk/eco.
Tiendeo and the Environment
Tiendeo is a set of apps and website that groups together brochures and catalogues from stores in your area and provides all the store information you could need. There you can keep up to date with the best offers from the supermarkets and other stores such as Boots, Ikea and H&M.
6.5 Million catalogues are read each month on the sites & apps of the Tiendeo group, the equivalent of 1,232 tonnes of paper, which itself requires the felling of 18,132 trees. This and other practices reflect one of the most important values of the Tiendeo group: commitment to the environment.
Founded in Spain, Tiendeo now has a presence in the UK, Italy, Brasil, Mexico and Columbia and plans to expand to other countries worldwide in the near future. Current participants of the Green Desks initiative stretch from Mexico to Russia.