We wanted to be part of this community of change, and wanted an initiative that was realistic, attainable, and tangible.
And so, the ‘Orchard Guarantree’ was born.
Here are our top 3 reasons why we promise to plant a tree, for every job we complete.
1. Improve our environmental credentials beyond reduce, reuse, and recycle and start offsetting activities.
It’s such a simple concept – we wonder why we hadn’t thought of it before now. We were fortunate to find an ideal partner in the form of the Coed Hills Rural Artspace, an eco-friendly sustainable living community. Established around 20 years ago as a rural art space, it has since become a wedding venue and home to around 12 people living together harmoniously – protecting and promoting the concept of eco-friendly sustainable living. An ethos that resonated strongly with us.
Not only are we committed to sourcing, planting, and nurturing a minimum of 200 trees a year (of which 33% will be fruit trees*), our team will also have the opportunity to volunteer at the space and learn all about sustainability from growing our own food, to building, beekeeping, and renewables etc -giving the initiative true value over years. And promoting a happy team.
2. Be a catalyst for change and influence others.
We want to positively influence others and help change behaviours and industry attitudes, so as part of this initiative, we are also giving our clients, partners, and friends an opportunity to join and plant trees as well – the legacy of our collaborations and projects living on through many years of tree growth.
Our hope is that this initiative acts as a catalyst for change, and that other businesses can find something that LASTS for themselves.
3. Finally, it’s tangible.
Increasingly clients are looking for brands that they can connect with and share the same values – creating partnerships through common goals and values. Planting trees is an authentic, attainable and achievable way to make a difference, and everyone is able to see the tangible benefits for themselves as the initiative grows.