There exists a simple and effective carbon capture technology that we can all support – trees! Trees not only take-up and store large amounts of carbon in their lifetime, but they improve our environment, cool cities, reduce flood run-off and nourish soils. So why aren’t we planting more of them?
This week we show you how easy it is to support tree planting programs around the world or perhaps even start your own.
Lets start easy – how to plant trees for free and you don’t even have to leave your keyboard!
Plant Trees by changing your internet browser: By switching your search engine to Ecosia, you can plant trees every time you search the Internet. Simple, easy and effective! Check out Ecosia’s latest projects to see how they are supporting tree planting worldwide.
The next step up: Support a tree planting project:
TreeSisters are a social change and reforestation charity that places tropical forest restoration into everyone’s hands. TreeSisters has so far planted over 22 million trees across 12 locations in Brazil, Borneo, Cameroon, India, Kenya, Mozambique, Madagascar, Nepal and West Papua.
Watch the video below to find out more about Tree Sisters
Trees for Life is a UK-based project re-creating and re-wilding the ancient Caledonian Forests of the Scottish Highlands restoring the globally unique forest which once covered much of Scotland.
Watch their video below:
Join or start a community woodland project:
We’ve been inspired by TreeLink in Stirling, founded during the winter lockdown of 2020/21 by a group of people brought together (on-line) by their appreciation of the ecological, social and cultural importance of trees. They registered TreeLink as a charity and despite the constraints of the pandemic got down to work. They set themselves the tasks of growing new trees, supporting community tree planting, looking after existing woodlands and encouraging street tree planting. They also wanted to be a voice for trees and woodlands in Stirling Council area. Find out more about TreeLink.
Go all in:
If you have land, time or money to invest, you could even think about restoring your own woodland. We’ve been inspired by Bel Burn, one of the co-founders of Women’s Climate Action. Bel has bought an over-grazed woodland plot in the Lake District, where the biodiversity was denuded and the existing trees were failing to thrive. She is now in the process of restoring it. Follow Bel’s journey on her blog which gives a detailed account of how she is re-wilding and managing this woodland, and the love she has grown for this land.
Happy Carbon Capture!! 🌳