We’ve partnered with Heal to support their acquisition of land for rewilding. We first discovered Heal through this Guardian article and our founder Paul subsequently sponsored three 3m x 3m plots. Their mission is to raise money, buy land and rewild it.
Rewilding counteracts climate change in four key ways:
Rewilding produces a healthy, climate-resilient ecosystem.
Plants like grasses, scrub (such as hawthorn, bramble and wild rose) and trees (regenerating from seed) begin to grow and as they do, they capture more carbon from the atmosphere. This also makes the soil healthier which means it can store more carbon.
Rewilding protects land which holds lots of soil carbon from wholesale disturbance (being ploughed up), which ensures that organic carbon is retained safely in the soil instead of being released into the atmosphere.
As a land management approach that doesn’t use fertilisers and pesticides, rewilding prevents activities that would result in chemical emissions of greenhouse gases (like nitrous oxide).
How it works
We’re now hoping to help Heal secure their first plot of land to rewild by offering £10 donations on our Basket page, which we will match as a business.
We don’t want customers to worry about their details being shared with Heal if they don’t want them to be, so there are two sponsorship options:
1. If you’re happy with us to share your name & email address with Heal, then you can sponsor the Heal 3×3 plot in your name. Heal will then contact you with information about your plot, but you can of course unsubscribe at any time.
2. If you would rather us not share your details with Heal, then you can sponsor the plot anonymously. None of your details will be shared with Heal and you will not receive communications from them about the plot.
Some important things to note:
- Squares cost £20 to sponsor. You donate £10, we donate £10.
- You are sponsoring a 3m x 3m square, not buying it.
- If you choose to sponsor the plot in your name, after the first year, you can continue to support the scheme by paying a £3/year fee to maintain your plot. This is entirely optional.
You can learn more about Heal and their 3×3 scheme here.