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TT2 Donates to Support Hebburn Community and Wildlife

TT2 Donates to Support Hebburn Community and Wildlife

TT2 is thrilled to be teaming up with Groundwork South and North Tyneside to support Monkton Community Woodland in Hebburn! This incredible 4.5 km woodland boasts over 30,000 trees and shrubs and provides a vital habitat for the rare Dingy Skipper butterfly.

We’re donating £16,220 to their “Counting on Nature” project, aimed at increasing community engagement and wildlife habitats. This means funding materials, workshops, habitat creation, a new butterfly walking route, and even essentials like gloves, tools, and seeds!

We’re especially thrilled about the project’s focus on helping children with anxiety, particularly climate anxiety. As Andrew Watts, CEO of Groundwork Trust, says, “‘spending time in nature has well-known benefits for mental health, and access to green spaces is more important than ever.’ By getting involved with planting trees and flowers, they can take an active role in reducing climate change.” We’re proud to play a part in making this woodland a haven for over 30,000 residents each year.

Our commitment to the environment goes beyond this project. For the second year running, Tyne Tunnels has achieved carbon-neutral status! We’ve achieved this through employee initiatives, switching to LED lighting, using 100% green energy, and even introducing an electric vehicle fleet.

CEO of TT2, Adrian Wallace says, “We have a focus at the Tyne Tunnels on supporting projects that benefit the environment and local communities. This project sounds incredible and we’re looking forward to taking our team down there to try and spot a Dingy Skipper ourselves!” We’re proud to support the government’s 2050 net zero target by reducing our footprint and energy consumption.

We look forward to seeing the positive impact this project has on the Hebburn community and wildlife, and maybe even spotting a Dingy Skipper ourselves!

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