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Sustainability Consult and Natuurpunt Announce 1% for the Planet Partnership

Brussels-based sustainability communications and PR firm Sustainability Consult and Belgian NGO Natuurpunt have launched a partnership to help preserve and improve access to nature in the Steentjesbos, a 47 hectare wood in the Flanders region of Belgium.

As a 1% for the Planet member, Sustainability Consult is committed to giving 1% of its sales to an environmental non-profit. The company chose local NGO Natuurpunt as it works with nature preservation around Brussels and Flanders.

The joint project is a new signposted footpath in the Steentjesbos in Kampenhout, a unique piece of natural beauty outside Brussels. The Steentjesbos wood is a vital link in a larger network of sites, mostly large forest complexes, significant for the preservation of local biodiversity.

The new signposted footpath, information boards, children’s play area, rest bench and totem pole, all funded by Sustainability Consult, will make this local beauty spot more accessible for walkers and families to visit. The project is funded by Sustainability Consult as part of its 1% for the Planet commitment and will be created and maintained by Natuurpunt. The new Steentjesbos footpath will open in August 2013.

Kathryn Sheridan, Sustainability Consult CEO and 1% for the Planet ambassador said, “Natuurpunt is doing great work to preserve nature in Belgium. It has been our great pleasure to bring Natuurpunt into the 1% for the Planet family and to open up the Steentjesbos to the public like never before. This wood is 30 kilometres (18 miles) from the Sustainability Consult office so we expect to make good use of the footpath ourselves.”

Natuurpunt communicator Petra Beeckx added, “We are pleased to see an international consultancy like Sustainability Consult get involved in local nature preservation. The Sustainability Consult Team is combining its passion for the environment and communications in the Steentjesbos project.”

About Sustainability Consult

Sustainability Consult is a Brussels-based sustainability communications and PR consultancy, providing innovative, custom-made solutions in media relations for companies, trade associations and NGOs since 2008. Specialising in environment, cleantech, energy, renewable chemicals, food and drink and healthcare, Sustainability Consult’s vision is to openly engage and inspire clients to move towards a more sustainable future. Sustainability Consult is 1% for the Planet member number 2698. See www.sustainabilityconsult.com for more information.

About Natuurpunt

Natuurpunt is the largest Belgian NGO working on the protection of nature. The long-term protection of important habitats, species and landscapes is its main goal. To achieve this the organisation is protecting the remaining nature in Flanders through buying and managing land, studying species and habitats, by raising awareness and introducing educational programmes for a general and specific public and lobbying local and regional governments. See www.natuurpunt.be for more information.

 

For more information, contact:

Kathryn Sheridan

Sustainability Consult

Tel: +32 (0)496 116198

ks@sustainabilityconsult.com

 

Petra Beeckx

Natuurpunt

Tel: +32 (0)152 92798

petra.beeckx@natuurpunt.be

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