We aim to create a virtuous cycle of capturing and removing carbon from the atmosphere, with a sustainable and scalable approach - so our donor funds go further.
We take a long-term view to reduce and offset carbon
We fund the planting of (1) willow to be used as a biofuel, replacing carbon intensive fuel sources; and (2) broadleaf trees (hardwoods), to be used in construction industry in 60+ years time. And then replant and repeat.
Creating a sustainable cycle
Plant - Store - Use & Reduce - Repeat
The UK construction industry accounts for 10% of all of the UK's carbon emissions each year (source: Institute of Chartered Engineers & ENVEST).
Using more timber in construction can vastly reduce the amount of embodied carbon in a new home, and potentially reduce it to zero when accounting for the sequestered carbon (source: The BioComposites Centre, Bangor University).
Growing more broadleaf trees (hardwood) in the UK can create more locally produced construction-strength timber (C24 and above), to supplement the existing forests of spruce and other conifers (source: Forestry Commission).