Number of trees planted so far:
Target: 4,000 trees
We've calculated that one would need to plant 1,576 trees (which live for 100 years each) to offset the carbon footprint for a person in the UK (living to 90). [The maths is below based on our research.] So our aim is to plant trees to offset the carbon footprint for Ingemar & Brenda, our shareholders, and the rest for for the carbon footprint of the people & consultants, for their time working in the business. Above is our counter, which we will endeavour to keep up to date on a periodic basis.
Here's a link to a video of Ingemar, interviewed when planting trees in Kettering, November 2021. Then the tree nursery in summer 2002.
For other businesses also to put in place steps to offset, mitigate and reduce their carbon footprint.
If you'd like help in calculating your carbon footprint then give us a shout. Fill in the form below.
(While you're here, feel free to check out the rest of our website for the main work that we do.)
Our research is that 12.7 tonnes of carbon are produced by each UK person a year.
725kg of carbon are captured by a tree living 100 years.
If someone lives for 90 years that's 1.143m tonnes of carbon in a lifetime.
Divide 1.143m tonnes by 725 = 1,576
That's 17.5 trees a year.
A helpful website to calculate the carbon flight emissions
Charities we're using & supporting:
We are using our own resources to plant trees, but also working with some charities (see below). If you know of someone with land who's willing to have trees planted on their land or of land available for planting in any way then - let us know!
To plant our trees:
Creating Tomorrow's Forests - we plant 4 a month in the UK via them: Creating Tomorrows Forests
Ecoligi - click on this link and if you sign up to one of their payment plans they will plant 30 trees for both you and us as a welcome. We plant 8 a month via them outside of the UK. https://ecologi.com/ingemarhunnings?r=62fb7911cd6b9f94fb32f9df
Eden Reforestation Projects - planting trees around the world, described as the gold standard.
Treekly - this is an app created by a team in Norfolk. It goes on your phone. You can link it to your apple health or fitbit. It records your steps and plants trees when you hit a target. It is very inexpensive. It has a business version which allows you to create teams for them to compete against each other. Helps with your ESG & your staff to feel good about contributing. For example one could pay £5 a month and they will plant a mangrove tree in 1 of 6 locations in the 3rd world for every day you walk 5,000 steps. Here's the link: https://www.treekly.org/
Flora App: an app that encourages you & your friends to stay off your smart phone & plants trees when you hit those goals!
General info & support:
Woodland Trust - Ingemar has been a member since the 1980s. This is the premier woodland charity in the UK.
We've started to use the Ecosia search engine. They say that for every 45 or so searches they will plant a tree. Below are a couple of links for you to use with no guarentee from us that they are safe. Also watch out because the first one, which we used to download, encouraged us to also first download a virus checker. Not the one we use, so we didn't do that.
Download the Ecosia search engine for Windows: https://ecosia.en.softonic.com/?utm_source=bing&utm_medium=paid&utm_campaign=Bing_UK_DSA_Test&msclkid=fbed2237c18e1ee6579440faf6b03663
Download the Ecosia search engine for Chrome. They'll plant 1 tree for every 50 searches: https://www.ecosia.org/
Report on volume of carbon stored in trees - first time accurately measured by 3d scanning trees - 1st published 19th December 2022:
Other things we do
Our work in general in many aspects helps other firms produce less carbon. A significant part of our work is assisting law firms in moving to cloud based systems. This helps them move away from printing paper. It also facilitates remote working - thus saving travel.