Sustainability, environmental and climate protection are not a private matter. As a company, we also bear responsibility and are working to advance these issues. We believe that sustainable corporate management always pays off in the end and that everyone benefits from it. With this in mind, we are opening an Advent door in our fundraising campaign for organizations that are involved in sustainability, environmental protection and nature conservation on a daily basis.
10,000.00 will go to the Ulmer Initiativkreis nachhaltige Wirtschaftsentwicklung e. V. (unw), which has set itself the task of strengthening ecological awareness in the region's business enterprises and among the population. In doing so, unw acts as an active mediator between business, science and society with the aim of working together, for each other and for a better environment. In addition to education, knowledge transfer and project management, the activities also focus on the promotion of educational measures in order to provide the knowledge for ecologically sensible actions and sustainable measures. The unw's concrete measures include the "Climate Trainees" project, which was launched in October and aims to raise awareness among young people starting their careers of the need for sustainable development and to support concrete commitment in their professional and private lives. In addition, unw organizes a variety of other projects as well as regular lectures and discussion rounds. For the symbolic handover of the check, we had the pleasure of welcoming the 2nd Chairman and Managing Director of unw, Kai Weinmüller, to our premises.
A further € 5,000.00 will go to the Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz - BUND e.V. Donau-Iller Regional Association and the Ulm District Association (BUND). With the vision of a sustainable country in a sustainable and peaceful world, the BUND is committed to active environmental protection with various projects. These include, for example, the "Hermannsgarten" at Ulm's Kuhberg - a meadow orchard where old native varieties are specifically planted and cared for. Many children from Ulm visit the garden every year and, in addition to tasty apples, also gain valuable knowledge about nature. In addition, there are numerous other projects worth supporting around the topics of nature conservation and biodiversity, urban development, environmental development and more. For the symbolic check handover on Tuesday, the regional manager of BUND Jana Slave welcomed us to the Ulm office.
We also donate € 5,000.00 to the Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union Germany Group Ulm/Neu-Ulm (NABU)which has been working for nature conservation in and around Ulm for many years. NABU's tasks include providing nesting aids for native bird species and caring for injured or orphaned found birds. In addition, tours, excursions and family afternoons are offered, which are open to all interested parties. Another, larger project is the nature reserve "Arnegger Ried" in the Blautal. The fen is a lowland moor that is home to many rare and endangered species. Part of the area is grazed by cattle in the warmer months, helping to restore the lowland moor character of the area. With this project, NABU shows that nature conservation and agriculture do not have to be opposites. At the symbolic handover of the check, a few of our employees were already allowed to take a first look at the Arnegger Ried. Also present were the volunteers of the local NABU Michael Rau, Julia Obenauer and Diana May.
All three organizations make a valuable contribution to our environment. We are convinced and grateful to make a small contribution with our donation.