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#ViMoveForClimate – a project for future generations

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Here we go again!

Get ready, because on October 31, we are starting the final round of #ViMoveForClimate of the year. Our goal is simple: Together, we want to make it to one million trees. With nearly 30 sports to choose from, there is a way for everyone to participate. Anyone can join in, so sign up now.

Join us! Find out more here.

We’re launching our own reforestation projects

#ViMoveForClimate continues to evolve: After supporting various reforestation projects around the world, we are now taking on more responsibility by planting trees in our own forest in Finland. This way, we can ensure long-term sustainable management and keep harmful emissions out of the atmosphere.

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MORE THAN

1700

HECTARES

GROWTH IN A YEAR

3 to 4

M3 PER HECTARE

AROUND

30 percent

MARSHLAND

ANNUAL PREVENTION OF

5200

TONS OF CO2 EMISSIONS

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Our land – our responsibility

In July 2021, Viessmann purchased 1700 hectares of land in northern Finland. Almost three quarters of the area is covered in trees, with the remaining 28 percent mostly composed of marshes. It’s how we are expanding our sustainability efforts: By acquiring existing forest areas, we hope to preserve them as long-term CO2 and, if necessary, expand them as well. “This is the next step in line with our mission statement: We want to create living spaces for generations to come,” says Prof. Dr. Markus Pfuhl, Chief Representative of Viessmann. To improve the reforestation efforts, we are ensuring that the mix of tree species that we are planting are suitable for the local conditions in the forest, which is about the size of 3500 soccer fields in total.

For #ViMoveForClimate, we are replacing trees that have to be removed during regular forest maintenance measures or due to wind damage. We want to leave the marshlands untouched and manage the forest sustainably – we hope that the forest will continue to contribute to climate conservation over the coming decades.

Experts calculate that trees absorb around one ton of CO2 from the atmosphere each year for every cubic meter of wood. Although marshlands cover only three percent of the earth’s surface, they store around 30 percent of the earth’s carbon. This means that 5200 tons of CO2 are removed from the atmosphere every year due to our forest in Finland, including the marsh areas.

Exercise for the environment

We’ve already made a difference with #ViMoveForClimate: Together, we have pledged to plant 834703 trees around the world in various climate conservation projects since 2020. Viessmann converts every kilometer run or cycled, every minute on the weight racks or on the training mat into tree saplings to be planted. Participants can choose from almost 30 types of sports and track their progress with the ViMove app.

MORE THAN

6700

PARTICIPANTS

MORE THAN

940000

KILOMETERS

MORE THAN

18000

HOURS

ALMOST

50

COUNTRIES

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Trees for North Hesse

We are also committed to preserving the forests of Germany, including in our home state of North Hesse. Together with several groups, we are planting 12000 oak trees in the forest of Battenfeld, which belongs to the municipality of Allendorf (Eder), through #ViMoveForClimate.

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Donating trees for sustainability

We are committed to the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda, which is why we selected CHOOOSE as a partner to support our donations in the past. CHOOOSE selected projects for us that aligned with at least three of these goals: Health, climate conservation and living on the land. These projects have a positive impact on the environment as well as social and economic development. The following projects have received donations of trees from Viessmann:

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Our goal: One million trees

With #ViMoveForClimate, you’re doing something good for both the climate and your health. Invite your friends and colleagues to make moves from October 31. Viessmann will reward your exercise by planting trees in Finland. The more participants, the better: Form a team to encourage one another, because it’s only with your support that we can reach our goal.

Join in! Find out more here.