Twenergy Forest: the symbol of a socially responsible and sustainable challenge

Participants in the Twenergy forest plantation

All the participants with Alicia Sornosa in the Twenergy forest plantation

The location of the new “lung” was not selected just by chance. An area was chosen that was extremely damaged by recent forest fires. In 2012, one of the worst fires every experienced in the Community of Madrid destroyed over 1,500 hectares of forest in this area. The Twenergy Wood is in the surroundings of the “Endesa Wood”, a plantation of trees of various species that was started in 2015 to rehabilitate approximately 20 hectares of the extension affected by the fire in the Valdemaqueda and Robledo area. 

“With this project, we are not only restoring the hills by replanting trees that were destroyed in the fire; these trees will eventually absorb CO2, thus minimising the impact of climate change", pointed out Enrique Enciso, head of Sylvestris, a company that collaborates with this environmental initiative.

The idea of the plantation is to absorb around 40 tonnes of CO2 over the next 30 or 40 years. And also to register it in the Spanish Climate Change Office confirming that the reforestation in the area was carried out for this purpose.

“We planted the Twenergy forest to offset the emissions released during the Asia Zero Emissions socially responsible project”

– Juan Aspas, head of Twenergy

At Endesa, we have not only led this crowdfunding project and repaired the environmental impact by reducing the carbon footprint emitted into the atmosphere. Over the next few years we shall be maintaining the Twenergy forest to ensure the planned stocking levels for the forest.

Volunteers planting the Twenergy forest

At Endesa, we have not only led this crowdfunding project and repaired the environmental impact by reducing the carbon footprint emitted into the atmosphere. Over the next few years we shall be maintaining the Twenergy forest to ensure the planned stocking levels for the forest.

This is just the beginning of a journey. An adventure that served to raise awareness worldwide of the reality of Nepal after the devastating earthquake of 2015. A challenge that has enabled money to be raised for the Sano Sansar orphanage belonging to the Petit Mon Foundation in Kathmandu and for Amics del Nepal. And a sustainable challenge designed to restore the environmental impact caused throughout the 7,000 kilometre journey, 5,000 of which were covered on motorcycles.

Nobody could describe the spirit of this project better than Alicia herself when she presented the journey on her blog: “I want to return the oxygen I stole back into the atmosphere”.