25 May 2022
2 min read
At WorksHub, we’re committed to bringing positive change through the work we do every day. For that reason, we decided to step further than spreading awareness and take care of our climate impact.
As a tech recruitment platform, our mission is to connect software engineers with the best company opportunities out there.
So, we’re tightening the two together!
We’ll be planting a tree of every job application on our platform.
We are thrilled to announce our sustainable partnership with Ecologi - a startup that works with tree planting organisations who are able to responsibly plant millions of trees a month on their community’s behalf.
Can you plant a tree without actually getting out there in nature and digging a hole in the ground?
YES, YOU CAN!
Now, why are we doing all this?
You've probably heard the phrase "trees are the lungs of our planet" countless times. For our health and environment, it is indeed crucial to take action towards rehabilitation of one of the most important resources of our planet - forests.
After all, trees provide us with life’s essentials, clean air and oxygen, clean water, better soil.
According to National Geographic, deforestation represents a human-driven and natural loss of trees that affects wildlife, ecosystems, weather patterns, and climate. Forests still cover about 30% of the world’s land area, but they are disappearing at an alarming rate. Since 1990, the world has lost 420 million hectares or about a billion acres of forest.
This has had a catastrophic impact on climate change. Trees clean the air around us, the one we breathe, filter the water we drink, and provide habitat to over 80% of the world's terrestrial biodiversity. Forests provide jobs to over 1.6 billion people, absorb harmful carbon from the atmosphere, and are key ingredients in 25% of all medicines.
One of the best and most accessible tools we have today to tackle the climate crisis and keep our temperatures from rising above 1.5C is to plant trees.
Ecologi - our partners, know how important it is for our present and future, to take prevention steps now. This is why they formed this initiative group where they use donations to support a broad range of projects that are able to evidence that they are reducing greenhouse gas emissions through tree planting.
Contributing has never been easier. While you are applying for your dream job, you’re also helping make our planet healthier and greener.
Let’s plant trees, one application at a time 💚
Apply today and plant a tree with WorksHub!
Note: We will only count job applications that are approved by our screening software and available for review by the company that received them.
Marketing Manager at WorksHub
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