Did you know the trees in our forests currently store over 12 million tonnes of carbon? And that there’s another 42 million tonnes in soils and leaf litter?
We’ve been partnered with Forestry England since 2017. It’s not just because forests are so important in fighting the climate crisis - the land they look after is incredibly valuable for nature, with nearly 60% of it officially recognised for its conservation and cultural value.
Creating a greener Britain
We’re united in our vision for a greener future. The world is facing a climate crisis and we simply need more trees. Trees lock up carbon from the atmosphere, provide homes for wildlife to thrive, places for people to enjoy and sustainable timber to support our economy.
Forestry England are England’s largest land manager, looking after over 1,500 forests. Founded in 1919, they grow 18 million new trees every year to replant forests across the country and create new areas of woodland. They’ve also built over 1,800 miles of walking, running and cycling trails for us to enjoy.
Supporting the nations forests
Forests are vital for the future of our planet. They improve the health and wellbeing of everyone. With careful planning and expert management, our forests will continue to thrive. Forests store carbon, reduce flooding and provide people of all ages and abilities with fresh air and spaces to breathe. Forestry England are always thinking beyond today, planning and planting forests that will help create a sustainable future.
When you switch to Ecotricity through Forestry England, we donate up to £50 to them on your behalf every year you’re with us. In this way, you’re directly supporting their valuable work.
The sustainable choice
Forestry England are as committed to creating a greener Britain as we are. Our part of the partnership is to deliver 100% green electricity and carbon neutralised gas, using the money from our customers’ energy bills to build new sources of green energy in Britain.
If you're not already with us, we’d love you to join us and help create a greener Britain.