Ever since 2009, DB has been a partner of the Bergwaldprojekt e. V. association, which is dedicated to nature conservation and has "protecting our forests together" as its motto. In that time, our employees and vocational trainees have been working together with many volunteers to plant thousands of trees, to create a resilient mixed forest and a healthier environment. This not only boosts team spirit, but it also increases people's understanding of the connections between nature and the forest ecosystem.
In addition to this voluntary work carried out by our employees, our customers are also involved in numerous fundraising campaigns. BahnBonus travelers, for instance, can exchange their points for trees. We are also grateful for all your donations in our on-board restaurants: EUR 0.10 from the price of a special campaign meal goes toward the Bergwald project.
So far, we have been able to plant over 330,000 trees. This support is more essential than ever, because Germany's forests and woodlands are in bad shape. Trees are suffering from the impact of lower precipitation levels and increasingly severe storms. With the help of our customers and employees, we are actively contributing to reconstructing the woodlands' ecosystems.