A TREE FOR EVERY ONLINE ORDER
As we are in the business of “wood” what better way to thank our customers and give something back, than by planting trees?! From January 1st 2021, we are committing to planting a tree for every online order.
Gripsure's Tree Planting
A TREE FOR EVERY ONLINE ORDER
HOW DOES THIS WORK?
We've teamed up with the fantastic people running the Fields to Forests Project, a community and environmental driven not-for-profit project based in Cornwall. With the help from sponsors like us, the project aims to fund and facilitate tree planting for carbon sequestration and creation of wildlife habitats on farmland.
WHAT WILL WE PLANT?
Field to Forest plant the largest trees possible to sequester as much carbon as possible. These will mostly be native to the UK, some of which will be flowering and some nut and fruit bearing to provide food for wildlife. They wont plant any conifers or trees that currently have issues with disease in the UK.
It is important to the project to only plant trees that have the best chance of surviving and that contribute to biodiversity, so that means trees that are part of a traditional British woodland mix. The mix includes Copper Beech, Sweet Buckthorn, Aspen, Field Maple, Hornbeam, Red Oak, Sweet Chestnut, Common Walnut, Juniper, Rowan, Wild Service and Silver Birch and Oak. These trees are either sourced from quality British Tree Nurseries, or are saplings grown from seed by the farmer.
Just 40 minutes down the road from the Gripsure Office in Cornwall is where you will find Cusgarne Organic Farm. With over 100 acres of pasture, orchards and arable, this farm has belonged to the Pascoe family for 7 generations and has been under organic management for over 30 years. They are committed to doing more for the environment while still farming and producing the highest quality food and Angus beef cattle to enable the community to benefit from really good food at affordable prices.
Want to see all the trees that we've planted? No problem! Our trees are fully traceable and can be visited upon request.
A TREE FOR EVERY EMAIL SIGN UP
We're very excited to announce that we'll soon be planting even more trees, offering a tree for each new sign up to our email newsletter.
With the help of Tree-Nation we will continue to plant trees to support the planet and local communities. Tree-Nation enables people to do their bit to reduce their carbon footprint by gathering and coordinating reforestation efforts worldwide. The platform is home to 180 planting projects across 33 countries, and for every tree planted they calculate the CO2 you offset, meaning you can see the impact you’re having before your eyes.
Trees are carefully planted in areas of the world which have severely suffered from deforestation and where new trees can re-establish devastated ecosystems and even regenerate local economies. For example, they plant trees for the Adivasi Bhatra tribe who rely on the forest for food security and livelihood through the collection of forest produces. Tree-Nation is planting 25,000 native trees across 5 villages to help restore the ecosystem and rebuild the rural economy.
Did you know, the average website produces 4,700 pounds of CO2 a year? That's the same as driving a modern car for more than 5,000 miles! With a helping hand from our friends at Tree-Nation we're offsetting this carbon by planting even more trees, making our website officially carbon neutral.
Keep your eyes peeled for this launch!
GRIPSURE'S TEAM DAY 2020
As a result of Covid-19, the Gripsure team day was a little different this year, but we didn't let it stop us! From our homes, scattered across the UK and France, we each completed a 5KM run as part of a virtual race organised by Earth Runs.
Earth Runs is an organisation based on two passions; promoting exercise as a positive action for the body and mind, and the second is the environment. They have combined the two and now arrange virtual races for people to enter from anywhere in the world! Each completed race earns a number of trees which they plant in areas depleted by deforestation in a bid to reverse this damage and recreate the habitats for thousands of species. To date they have planted over 3000 trees.
We're proud to share that as a team we achieved:
Living creatures supported
Humans-worth of oxygen