Whats been happening at GED?
We are officially a registered charity in Scotland under the SC050040 charity registration number. We have submitted all of the required documents and forms to the charity commission and are awaiting the decision on our registration in England and Wales. The CC has been extremely helpful and supportive in the process of application and we are sitting tight and waiting for the crucial decision. If registered we will be acting as two separate legal entities, GED Scotland and GED England & Wales.
Our Event at Solfest
In August 2019 the GED team held an event at a Cumbrian festival near Silloth. The public and Solfest team made us feel very welcome and showed masses of support in what we were doing. Furthermore, 100’s of English Oak trees where bought, many donations made and 33 trees adopted! Each tree was planted once its roots were established - the sapling will grow with time to help secure a stable environment for future generations.
We are now working with Sustainable Carlisle and Diggin The Trees!
We are very happy to announce that we are working with these two dedicated organisations to support each other and do our best to plant more native trees in and around Cumbria. Including the much-appreciated help they provided us with during the Workington Transport planting near Penrith. Here 250 English Oak Trees were planted in a single day!
The Common Thread Group
This inspiring organisation which provides safe homes for children in care all across Scotland has been provided with English Oak Grow Kits for all of their 42 homes across Scotland, from Inverness to Dumfries. These grow kits along with educational talks will promote the environment to the children in a fight for a better future. Thank you to TCTG you are doing a great job!
This inspiring recruitment company from The South Lakes has decided to partner up with ourselves, to help their clients offset their carbon emissions, and protect our planet by planting more trees. With big plans for events such as the Queen's Jubilee, we have started to form a strong relationship together, and we hope to achieve great things together in the coming years. Let's get those trees in the ground!
Greener Every Day is supporting The Queen's Green Canopy (QGC)
Support from Cumbria County Council
This organisation has helped us greatly in getting to where we are today. They have given us access to a generous grant which has let us carry out the acorn picking competition in Penrith. Resulting in around 5000 acorns being planted in Spring 2020.
Workington Transport Offsetting their Carbon Footprint.
Workington transport are working with us to offset their Carbon Footprint and carry on their work in an environmentally friendly way. They have adopted 250 English Oak trees which have been successfully planted near Penrith and will offset 40 tons of Co2 over their lifetime.
The Penrith school's acorn picking competition.
We have been working with schools in Penrith, Cumbria, on an Acorn picking competition. The pupils have picked thousands of acorns. The winning school received a trophy and an educational talk on the importance of trees as well as the effect of climate change will be delivered. As a thank you gesture to all the schools who got involved, we have been working with the Eden District Council on finding a location to plant Oak trees in the school names. We would like to update everyone that we planted around 5000 Oak seeds in Spring 2020.
We are now ready to welcome companies to help us offset their carbon footprint. Planting as many trees as are needed to offset each companies carbon footprint or in some cases make them carbon neutral.
We are being sponsored by Penrith Building Society!
GED has begun a new and exciting relationship with Penrith Building Society to help us carry out our charitable work. The Society will also be working with us on charity tree planting in the future to encourage a healthy lifestyle and awareness around the climate within the branch, team as well as the business. UPDATE - a successful tree planting date was recently supported by the Society in Shap.
Paula Winder and Boular the Polar Bear.
We have started a new chapter of GED's life with a new and exciting partnership. This children's climate change book author who has been inspired by Beatrix Potter, has decided to help us raise money to plant trees thanks to her amazing books. Having been brought to the public attention by figures such as Prince Charles and Sr. David Attenborough, it's a hot book to keep an eye on. You will be able to find out more about this shortly on our blog, and find the book in our shop.
Greener Every Day is supporting The Queen's Green Canopy (QGC) which is a unique tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee in 2022, which invites people from across the United Kingdom to "Plant a Tree for the Jubilee. If you wish to get involved, please contact us. UPDATE - The Lord Lieutenant of Cumbria recently planted a tree for the QCG in Bitts Park Carlisle donated and supported by GED.
Primary School Tree Planting 2021
Our organisation organised a small planting event in Weatherrigs Country park, Penrith - with a little help from primary school pupils from local schools. This was a community-orientated project which was inspired by the acorn picking competition in 2019, the general public and visit at any time. Greener Every Day would like to thank the schools who took part and also our sponsors such as the Eden District Council as well as the local B and Q store who helped to donate some equipment.