Together The Royal Forestry Society and Bags of Ethics has launched a new Green Tree Badge initiative, to support millions of children nationwide get involved with the world of trees.
The national initiative aims to support millions of children’s engagement with trees andstrengthen their understanding of the important role trees have in the earth’s ecosystem and the battle against climate change.
Participating children can earn their own Green Tree Badge via the completion of an activity book, with activities taking place across the country, including the exploration of various tree species, how they grow and what wildlife benefits from each.
“Now, more than ever we need to inspire the next generation to love, value and grow up wanting to care for them,” says chief executive of The Royal Forestry Society, Christopher Williams.
“By creating a series of fun activities leading to the Green Tree Badge we aim to give children a life-long love of trees.”
The campaign aims to donate at least 5,000 copies of the activity book to primary schools in disadvantaged communities; donations are being accepted to help the charity meet this target.
“The Royal Forestry Society is committed to inspiring a new generation of foresters and people who love woodland. The Green Tree Badge is a natural extension to our work with schools, colleges and university students.”
Launching at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, the Badge is being backed by The Scouts, Severn Trent Water, Hamptons and other organisations.
Several household names are also backing the initiative, including Ellie Goulding, Sir David Jason, Millie Mackintosh, Clodagh McKenna and Alice Beer.