Sixteen and green

16 January 2020

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Grey silhouettes of trees, behind which is a giant orange '16'

On Sunday 19 January 2020, Supercool will be 16 years old.

We decided to do something a bit different to commemorate this milestone, so have planted/sponsored trees and woodland in 16 spots up and down the country – from Inverness to Ilford. (Roughly mapped-out so they're near us and/or our clients.)

Google map of the UK showing pins in 16 different locations: Inverness, Dumbarton, East Whitburn, Brampton, Hull, Durham, Lymm, Grantham, Halesowen, Peterborough, Fordham, Cardiff, Stoke Lyne, London, Woodleigh and Chichester

The charities we’ve supported are:

NHS Forest

NHS Forest’s central aims are to:

  • improve the health and wellbeing of staff, patients and communities through increasing access to green space on or near to NHS land
  • encourage greater social cohesion between NHS sites and the local communities around them
  • spark projects that bring together professionals and volunteers to use new and existing woodland for art, food crops, reflection and exercise, and to encourage biodiversity
  • highlight innovative ideas to encourage the use of green space for therapeutic purposes.

Trees For Cities

Trees For Cities is the only UK charity working at a national and international scale to improve lives by planting trees in cities.

They get stuck-in with local communities to cultivate lasting change in their neighbourhoods – whether it’s revitalising forgotten spaces, creating healthier environments or getting people excited about growing, foraging and eating healthy food.

Trees For Life

Trees for Life is a conservation charity, dedicated to rewilding the the globally unique Caledonian Forest which once covered much of Scotland. They have established 44 tree planting sites and planted nearly two million trees. They are also working to bring red squirrels to new forests, and train people in rewilding.

Woodland Trust

The Woodland Trust is the UK's largest woodland conservation charity. This is what they do:

  • plant woods and trees to combat climate change, build a greener future for the UK, and create havens for wildlife
  • bring damaged ancient woods back to life; restoring irreplaceable ecosystems so wildlife can thrive once again
  • save woods and trees from decimation; standing against needless destruction, and leading the fight against tree pests and diseases
  • care for over 1,000 woods – keeping them open for the public to explore and enjoy.

This initial birthday-centred blitz is just the start; we'll be planting trees and helping preserve woodland for every new project we launch.

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