In a Nutshell
GED is a charity that plants native trees to fight climate change, offset carbon emissions, improve levels of biodiversity, fight woodland disease, improve peoples wellbeing and build natural flood defences.
Our Goals, our Passions and our Mission.
Greener Every Day (GED) is devoted to making the world a healthier and greener place for everyone to enjoy. We aim to do this through reforestation (planting lots and lots of trees) and education (simple everyday actions can have big impacts). Planting trees can help alleviate many problems that we are struggling with today as a society, for example, the release of CO2 emissions and flooding. Though education ensures that the mistakes of our past are not repeated.
We want to create as many volunteering opportunities as possible for people to get involved with where they can connect with the outdoors and other like-minded individuals. In an environment where they can nurture their enthusiasm and passion for nature. Whether they already have this passion flowering or we help the seed that's already in them to grow. We are also providing information to the public, through leaflets, events and educational talks. To inform people of the problems we and future generations will face if we don't begin to act now. We are structuring our public awareness campaign in collaboration with other organisations, the Government and leading environmental scientists.
One of the charitable aims of GED is to grow broadleaf forests in the UK such as Birch (Betula), English Oak (Quercus robur) and many more in future plants. Currently, we have access to many native species. However, we are focusing on the most robust but fast-growing species to target our impact. These not only ensure survival but also intake high amounts of CO2 from our atmosphere. If we plant each species in collocation with their environment and what the species is best suited for. We ensure this by analysing grounds which we will plant on and choosing the best-suited species for the area. The trees will be planted on land that is donated or permission to plant has been given from the Council, the National Trust, or private land owners. We do this in an aim to fight and reduce the problems which we face today.
One of the problems we struggle with today is air pollution. Trees play a vital role in purifying the air in which we breathe, this plays a vital role in our survival. They do this by absorbing Co2 and releasing Oxygen so the more trees, the cleaner the air.
Deforestation is having a drastic, dangerous and depressing impact on our planet and the environment which is so dear to us all. With millions of trees being cut down every year to meet different industry demands, and with only a small percentage of them being re-planted, there has been a staggering decrease in biodiversity. Many plants and animals are under threat from losing their homes or already have done, many are facing extinction. We want to help protect these species and their homes. We do this by planting forests which provide a healthy environment for them to thrive in.
Woodland disease is also a significant threat to the forest's inhabitants and the forest itself, with much of the UK affected. We want to help to restore this. Ensuring the biggest impact possible by working with other national charities, trusts and experts in the field.
When directing our attention to a more local level, we know that Cumbria has a big problem with flooding. We want to help to address this by building natural flood defences in the form of forests- planned in strategic locations where they can best fight this problem. Taking knowledge from studies in Wales and England that have confirmed that large amounts of trees on fells significantly reduce the amount of water that flows into streams and rivers. They naturally absorb water through their complex root network which can contribute up to 100 gallons of water per tree, per day. This incredible result is achieved once the tree has fully grown or is about 18'' in diameter, when working with English Oak. We know that our organisation can help to reduce this problem in the coming years and we strive to do so.
By networking with other local organisations, experts, and communities, we want to stand up against climate change and the problems that come with it. Not only for ourselves but for the many endangered species of animals and generations to come. With your help and our dedicated team, we can fight this problem and carry on further afield. The world needs all the hard-working charities, volunteer groups, companies as well as individuals. Who are making a difference and will work together to solve this global crisis.
We are a registered charity in Scotland (Greener Every Day Scotland - SC050040) based in Dumfries and Galloway. We are also operating as a non-profit organisation in England and Wales based in Cumbria. This organisation is en route to becoming a charity itself under the name ''Greener Every Day England''. Please support us in our journey for change.
We believe that by planting more forests we can bring people closer with nature. This way we can improve our overall well-being and secure a stable future and safe environment for all. In this future we can all enjoy nature at its best.