MediacityUK’s TV facility has planted 2,500 trees in the Brazilian rainforest as part of its 10-year celebrations.

The TV facility have planted an area of rainforest that is the same size as the physical footprint of its building – an enormous 12,500 square metre.

The initiative comes as part of the IPE project in the Atlantic Rainforest, a plan to help build up isolated areas of the forest floor.

Filling up these empty areas (or creating ‘tree corridors’) facilitates the dispersal of animals between isolated areas, expanding the places where they can find food and breed. This significantly increases their chances of survival both individually and as a species.

dock10 is the UK’s leading TV facility, creating shows such as The Voice, Who Wants to be a Millionaire?, Blue Peter and Match of the Day.

Andrew Culley, COO, dock10, said: “Sustainability is really important to the broadcast industry, and planting these trees on our tenth anniversary is one of the ways in which we are helping.

“We continually work with our clients to reduce waste and increase energy efficiencies and our team is passionate about making our facility as sustainable as possible.”

Recent years have seen dock10 remove all single-use plastic cups from their offices as well as reduce levels of electricity used throughout their studios.

Culley continued: “Our building is home to 10 television studios with a physical footprint of 12,500 square metres or just over one hectare.

“The 2,500 trees we have planted will cover an area of rainforest exactly the same size as the physical footprint of our building. We are proud to be celebrating our 10-year anniversary by supporting such a globally important project.”

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