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Blue Leaf is proud to be working with One Tree Planted, an environmental charity dedicated to making it easier for individuals and businesses to give back to the environment, create a healthier climate, protect biodiversity and help reforestation efforts around the world. All by planting trees!

Started in 2014, they have more than doubled the number of trees planted year over year. Fast-forward to today, they now work with awesome reforestations partners in North America, South America, Asia, and Africa who help them get trees in the ground to restore forests after fires and floods, create jobs, build communities, and protect habitat for biodiversity. In 2018, they were able to get more trees in the ground than ever before – 1.3 million!

Get Involved

There are many organizations who sponsor and fund community tree planting. One Tree, for example, have many scheme which aims to give every child the chance to plant trees and help understand more about nature and caring for the environment. The environmental department at your local council should be your first port of call for community projects – they may even have a tree planting policy and existing scheme you and your family could get involved with!

Many schools have conservation areas these days, and planting and protecting trees and conserving and encouraging plant life will be something that is taught alongside other environmental studies. If your school does not have such a scheme, why not suggest one? To raise funds, you could approach local businesses to sponsor a tree in their company name.

When I started One Tree Planted in 2014, my goal was simple: make it easy for people to understand the importance of trees and make it even easier to get trees in the ground. I wanted to highlight the important work these planting organizations were doing, and get more businesses looking at tree planting as a way to give back. MATT HILL Chief Environmental Evangelist, Founder

Trees help clean the air we breathe, filter the water we drink, and provide habitat to over 80% of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity. They also provide jobs to over 1.6 billion people, absorb harmful carbon from the atmosphere, and are key ingredients in 25% of all medicines.

 

Our very own Mark Williams with his beautiful daughter Darcie, demonstrating how important it is to protect the environment.

“Planting trees is a veritable wonderland for young children, with all manner of natural processes to watch, observe and delight in, from wildlife and wildflowers through to life cycles and growing patterns. And as children are naturally curious about how things grow and evolve, it’s never too early to get them digging and planting. Encouraging an interest in the environment through sowing seeds and cuttings is a fun and educational activity – and one that has wide-reaching benefits.”

Mark Williams, Corporate and Sustainability Director, Blue Leaf

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