Trees for Life

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Trees for life is an award-winning conservation charity working to restore the Caledonian Forests. We aim to involve people from all ages and backgrounds to take practical action to manage and care for the environment and our main vehicle for doing this is our Work Weeks. Working in effective partnerships with RSPB, Forestry Commission Scotland and National Trust for Scotland, we invite volunteers to help us deliver our programme of practical work on the ground. The weeks provide participants with the chance to do something positive to help the planet.
Member since: 14 Apr 2009

How the minimum criteria of the responsible travel standard was met...

Economic responsibility

  • Accommodation is largely based in Youth Hostels and holiday chalets, which predominantly employ local people
  • Trees for Life volunteers are encouraged to spend their relaxation time using local facilities and resources
  • Where possible food is sourced from locally supplied produce and ideally from organic sources.

    Environmental responsibility

  • We use energy efficient lighting in our Head office and Field base
  • All our printed-paper; including our newsletters, leaflets and posters; is printed on recycled paper with vegetable oil based inks
  • The electricity in our Head office comes from wind energy

    Social responsibility

  • Background information is provided to all volunteers about the nearest local community and the facilities
  • Trees for Life operate in conjunction with local landowners, giving volunteers the chance to work directly alongside local people
  • All holidays actively encourage volunteers to participate in visits to local amenities and businesses

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