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1% Treesponsibility

Treesponsibility is a non profit community group working on ecological restoration and education work in the Calder Valley in West Yorkshire. Mostly made up of volunteers, the organisation has over the last 7 years planted 60,000 trees and hedge plants.

Their ultimate vision is of a community "forest" of interlinked woodlands, moorlands, meadows and hedgerow, emerging bit by bit over the next quarter century. As well as providing valuable wildlife habitats and natural means of flood defence, the new plantings also create a carbon sink; soaking up some of our ever-increasing CO2 emissions. In this way they are creating a more resilient landscape, helping the valley to adapt to a warming world. All trees are native species, planted in biodegradable mulch, some of which come from a local community tree nursery.

Not only tree planters, Treesponsibility also carries out education work in schools and the wider community, in an attempt to change attitudes and behaviour towards trees, land and the environment. They also run a carbon tax scheme for local businesses to offset carbon emissions.

Treesponsibility

  Some of the projects we support

4% - Soil for Life - Established in 2002, Soil for Life assists Township communities in South Africa to overcome hunger and poverty through the establishment of food gardens. 

4% - NEED Burma - Burma’s Network for Environment and Economic Development works with people across all ethnic groups to build a stronger civil society that empowers rural communities to develop sustainable futures.

4% - CELUCT - have been working for over 20 years to create sustainable, agro-ecological farming practices to tackle food insecurity in Zimbabwe.

1% - Middlewood Trust - The Middlewood Trust is based in Lancashire and was set up 30 years ago to provide education and research into sustainable living and food production, low impact lifestyles and ecosystems.

1% - St. John's Sunshine - is a community co-operative in Old Trafford which generates solar energy for a community centre and uses the revenue to benefit local people.

View some of the other projects we've supported

 
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