Environmentally Conscious Delivery Programme
We love to make ethical shopping easier for all, with a selection that hopefully includes everything you might need, all in one place. We also aim to dramatically reduce the impact of shopping on the environment compared to traditional high street stores and supermarkets, by avoiding having a big energy-intensive store, or contributing to the plastic bag problem.
We’re constantly working on new ways to become more eco. Through our partnership with the award winning Scottish conservation charity, Trees For Life, we have developed our new Environmentally Consious Delivery Option. To support this programme, you can add £1 to your order during the checkout process, and we will donate this amount to Trees for Life, supporting their environmental conservation work restoring the native Caledonian Forest, rebuilding ecosystems and protecting natural habitats. In turn, this works to combat the carbon emissions related to the delivery of your order.
This £1 donation isn’t much to add to an order, but added together, it makes a huge difference.
- £1 propagates a seedling in the Trees For Life nursery
- £1 sponsors a square metre of land on the Dundreggan Estate
- Five £1 donations will plant a tree
Since its founding in 1989, Trees for Life have planted over 800,000 trees across their target area, and have assisted in the regeneration of more than 4,500 hectares of land.
Trees for Life works in partnership with other organisations, such as The Forestry Commission Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage, The National Trust for Scotland, and The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds to establish an integrated strategy for forest regeneration, achieving practical results through a selection of projects:
Working for Biologicial Diversity
|The Dundreggan Estate is a 10,000 acre (4,000 hectare) estate situated in Glen Moriston that contains a remnant of the Caledonian Forest, and is particularly noted for its exceptional birch-juniper woodland. As such it is an important site for biological diversity in Scotland, and Trees for Life aims to enhance this through the restoration work they will carry out there in the coming years.
Woodland Ground Flora Project
|Trees for Life’s Woodland Ground Flora Project seeks to enhance populations of plants which have become scarce in established woodland. These in turn provide food for a wealth of bugs and beasties, and so the chain goes on with birds and small mammals feeding on those, hawks, owls and pine marten further up.|
The Aspen Project
|Started 1991, The Aspen Project is working to restore the Caledonian aspen forest in Glen Affric and the surrounding areas, through surveying and mapping, wildlife protection and the planting of trees. Research into the ecology of the area enables Trees for Life to encourage native species and natural environmental regeneration.|