We’re the first and only UK playground marking company to commit to offsetting our carbon footprint!
Trees are essential to maintaining our climate and biodiversity. What’s more, they contribute to the global environment by improving air quality, conserving water, preserving soil, and supporting wildlife. During the process of photosynthesis, trees take out carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and produce the oxygen we breathe.
That’s why for every project we complete, we will donate trees to be planted at locations around the world that are particularly vulnerable to climate change.
On top of that, we also support various Gold Standard and VCS (Verified Carbon Standard) approved Wind Power Projects to help offset carbon emissions.
So far this year, we’ve planted a total of 1000 trees and have offset 30 tonnes of carbon with the help of Ecologi. This is the equivalent to 23 long haul flights, 90 square metres of sea ice saved, or 74,430 miles driven in a car! View our impact and supported projects on our profile.
Whilst we know the scale of change needed to reverse the damage to our planet is huge, we’re pleased that, as a business, we can make our first steps towards operating more sustainably.
Apply for trees to plant at your school
Planting trees at your school has a host of educational and environmental benefits. As well as developing the grounds and improving the air quality, planting trees can provide a fun, hands-on activity for your pupils! With the help of Carbon Footprint, you can get your children involved and:
provide education on the importance of protecting wildlife habitats and biodiversity
raise awareness of different environmental challenges our planet is currently facing
inspire care for the natural world
assist with school subjects such as science
contribute to team-building and social skills
The trees that are donated are just 1 year old and are between 40-80cm tall – very easy for children to handle. Plus, they are supplied with canes to help them grow straight, and biodegradable guard spirals to protect them whilst they’re young. A lot of the tree species are suitable for hedges which can make for great borders around playing fields or along fencing. Under the wise and watchful eyes of their teachers, pupils will be green-fingered in no time.
Trees are supplied in multiples of 10 per species, including Hawthorn, Sessile Oak, Hazel, Downy Birch, Guelder Rose, Field Maple, Rowan, English Oak, Blackthorn, Wild Cherry – all native to the UK.
If you would like to get your students involved, you can apply for trees to plant at your school, at no cost to you. Simply register your interest with us below.