BNS will plant one tree for every BNS client who goes paper-free.
BNS is very excited to announce this incentive and has committed significant investment into this scheme – which comes at no extra cost to our clients.
Going into 2023 BNS is more committed than ever to reducing our impact on the environment. This year, with your help, we are dedicated to planting trees while reducing our reliance on paper.
By going digital you will be helping us to reduce our impact on the environment while also supporting reforestation.
Once we reach our goal of 75% paperless clients, we will plant an additional 1,000 trees.
To go paper-free, simply log into your MyBNS account, click your name in the top right-hand corner and select ‘Yes’ under ‘Go Paper Free?’
BNS has made the choice to support the reforestation efforts of One Tree Planted, a non-profit environmental charity on a mission of global reforestation.
On their website they answer the question: Why are trees important to the environment?
Air: “Trees help to clean the air we breathe. Through their leaves and bark, they absorb harmful pollutants and release clean oxygen for us to breathe. In urban environments, trees absorb pollutant gases like nitrogen oxides, ozone, and carbon monoxide, and sweep up particles like dust and smoke.”
Water: “Trees play a key role in capturing rainwater and reducing the risk of natural disasters like floods and landslides.”
Biodiversity: “A single tree can be home to hundreds of species of insect, fungi, moss, mammals, and plants … Without trees, forest creatures would have nowhere to call home.”
Social Impact: “The job opportunities provided by the forestry industry are endless … Sustainable tree farming provides timber to build homes and shelters, and wood to burn for cooking and heating. Food-producing trees provide fruit, nuts, berries, and leaves for consumption by both humans and animals, and pack a powerful nutritional punch.”
Health: “Did you know that hospital patients with rooms overlooking trees recover faster than those without the same view? … Trees help reduce stress and anxiety, and allow us to reconnect with nature. In addition, shade provided by tree coverage helps protect our skin from the ever-increasing harshness of the sun.”
Climate: “Trees help cool the planet by sucking in and storing harmful greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide into their trunks, branches, and leaves — and releasing oxygen back into the atmosphere. In cities, trees can reduce ambient temperatures by up to 8° Celsius.”
Visit One Tree Planted to find out more about the organisation BNS will be supporting. You can find information on how the organisation works, where the trees are planted and the impact it has on the global environment.