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#ViMoveForClimate – a project for future generations

The picture shows a woman jogging and a man downhill biking in the forest

On to the next round!

Started in 2020, #ViMoveForClimate has received overwhelming and positive feedback. More than 8,000 people have already participated. The success spurs us on: The next round will start on March 22. Anyone can take part in #ViMove for Climate. We're sure your sport will be there, too. 

Join in! Find out more here.

Reforestation for climate conservation

Our planet’s green lungs are made up of more than three trillion trees worldwide. In the course of its life, each tree absorbs large amounts of harmful CO2, which reduces the CO2 content in the atmosphere and slows the rate of global warming. On average, a tree can absorb ten kilograms of CO2 each year, yet around 15 billion trees are cut down every year. With #ViMoveForClimate, we are offering our contribution to reforestation, and for future generations.

The image shows the Chyulu Hills in Kenya.
Chyulu Hills, Kenya © Chooose
The picture shows CEO Max Viessmann and CSO Thomas Heim

300,000 trees have already been planted

Members of the Viessmann family, their families, friends and Viessmann business partners across three dozen countries already took part in #ViMoveForClimate. Also the winter sports athletes who are sponsored by Viessmann were very enthusiastic.

8,000 participants covered a cumulative 437,189 kilometers and spent 4,284 hours exercising over the course of three rounds. The most popular sports were walking, running, cycling and weight training, but pilates and swimming were up there too. Each kilometer walked, ran or swam and every minute spent on the treadmill, the rowing machine or the training mat was converted into tree units. We donated 150,000 trees for first and second rounds of #ViMoveForClimate in 2020, and we added another 150,000 to the total in the third round in January 2021. Co-CEO Max Viessmann also joined in by cycling: “I am incredibly proud of the accomplishments of our family members, and our partners, and I am already looking forward to the next round of #ViMoveForClimate”.

We are building on the success by continuing #ViMoveForClimate in March. Anyone can take part, whether they are a member of the global Viessmann family or not. And with around 20 types of exercise, everyone is sure to find a way to participate. “It is a really great project,” says CSO Thomas Heim. “It’s fun and we all benefit, including the climate.” 

MORE THAN

8,000

PARTICIPANTS

MORE THAN

437,000

KILOMETERS

MORE THAN

4,200

HOURS

MORE THAN

30

COUNTRIES

Trees make a habitat precious

Trees are our partner in climate conservation. Forests provide valuable habitats for both plants and animals. Reforestation projects ensure their preservation and biodiversity, and CHOOOSE selects projects that are aligned with at least three of the UN Sustainable Development goals, so each project also has a positive impact on social and ecological development. The following projects have received donations of trees from Viessmann:

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Get active – and let's plant trees

Climate protection concerns us all. #ViMoveForClimate offers you a great opportunity to do something for your health and for the environment at the same time. If you exercise from March 22 and share your successes with us, Viessmann will reward you and plant trees in Germany, Haiti and Peru. With your support, the next round will also be a complete success.

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