Topics

& 3ATC 50th annual accreditation AFL AGM aid air quality Alex Kirkley amenity APPGHG apprenticeship Approved Contractors ARB ARB Approved Contractor ARB Show arborists Arbsafe ash dieback atf award bats beyond ism biodiversity biosecurity bs5837 chainsaw chalara chelsea Chelsea Flower Show climate climber climbing competiton conference Confor conifers conservation Consultant consultation Council cross industry news Cryphonectria parasitica Cumbria death defra Design Devon disease document dothistroma ecology economy Ecotricity England Europe exeter Exhibitors Fera flood flooding Forest Research forestry Forestry Commission forests FSC Fund4Trees funding fundraiser gardening government guidance Health Help horticulture HS2 ICF ISA iso i-Tree Kew land-based landscaping LTOA mentor NASA National Geographic News nominations notification NTIS NTOA oak Observatree opm Padua parliament Perennial petition Phytophthora planning planting policy Protect and Survive protection ramorum Registered Registered Consultant research response review RFS rhs rogue tree surgeons Safety Scotland Scottish Branch security seminars Share Sheffield Show SocEnv soils staff statement statutory strategy survey Sweet Chestnut sweet chestnut blight TDAG tender The Woodland Trust Trading Standards trailblazer training transport Tree tree loss tree management Tree Officer Tree Surgeons trees Trees, People and the Built Environment trust' TrustMark ukas UKWAS urban forest Urban Tree Cover urban trees video volunteer VTA website woodland woodland trust woods young arborists

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Arboricultural Association.

Share this story

Ecotricity customers boost England’s national woods and forests

Author:  Forest Enterprise England
  16/02/2017
Last Updated:  16/02/2017

Customers joining Britain’s leading green energy company, Ecotricity, can support new conservation projects in England’s national woods and forests.

A new partnership with Forest Enterprise England, the Forestry Commission agency that manages England’s national woods and forests, could lead to thousands of pounds going towards a new conservation fund.

Ecotricity will donate up to £50 for anyone who signs up to the company’s green electricity and gas using the Forestry Commission sign-up offer.

New customers will also receive a £10 discount on a Discovery Pass, the membership scheme which allows free car parking and a range of other benefits at local forests managed by Forest Enterprise England.

Dale Vince, founder of Ecotricity, said:

“Trees and forests are really important. Sustainably managed, they can provide vital wildlife habitat, carbon sinks and a great place to visit.”

“So to team up with Forestry Enterprise England is something we’re really pleased to be doing.”

Simon Hodgson, Forest Enterprise England Chief Executive said:

“Alongside the income we generate from suppling sustainably-grown timber, we look for new business partnerships that offer additional sources of revenue to invest in the nation’s forests we manage.

“The extra funding helps us make them more interesting and exciting places to visit and we can continue with our conservation work. We’ve had great successes over the years including ospreys in north England and purple emperor butterflies in the south.”

The Forestry Commission is one of the largest land-owners in England and works to maintain and preserve woodlands and forests. It also conducts scientific research and promotes recreation across the estates, including walking and cycling.