EWR x Green The UK
Eco Wood Rings x Green The UK
We are extremely excited to announce a new venture for us here at EWR. If you've been following us for a while, you will know how proud we are of our ethos and our approach, as a business, to protecting the world around us as much as possible, in all we do.
Well, with this in mind, we have teamed up with Green The UK in a bid to make even more of a difference and we have pledged to plant 9400m² of wildflower meadows in 2022/23 by donating £10 from every ring sale to this project.
"Together we will plant mile upon mile of wildflower meadows, creating wildlife corridors across the country."
Our Meadow Planting partnership is extremely important and reasons for protecting the wildflowers are highlighted on their website and listed below.
CARBON CAPTURING HOTSPOTS
2 billion tons of CO2 is stored beneath UK grasslands. Disrupting these natural hubs threatens wildlife and adds to our carbon footprint.
HOME TO THE MANY
150 different species of flower and grass are found in UK meadows. One of the rarest and most biodiverse habitats, meadows support a myriad of insects, small animals and priority species. On average, five acres of grassland contain about one ton of insects.
A HIVE OF ACTIVITY
More UK meadows makes it easier for insect pollinators to move around and provide their essential ‘ecosystem service’ to the farming sector. 97% of flower-rich British meadows have disappeared in the last 100 years.
When you purchase an Eco Wood Ring, not only do you invest in a life long, often bespoke, beautiful piece filled with sentiment and natural beauty, you can also do so knowing that you will be contributing to this incredible cause.
TOGETHER we can make a difference and we hope you're as excited as we are about this!
Our Efforts So Far
At the end of last year, to launch our wildflower restoration work, the Eco Wood Rings team joined GreenTheUK, our project partner Buglife and other local volunteers at Smallcombe Garden Cemetery in Bath. After a morning of hard work, they had sown an array of wildflower seeds and planted plug plants which should flower this spring. As well as being great for local wildlife, we hope these wildflowers are enjoyed by all those who visit the cemetery.
It was a freezing cold, wintery day but that didn't stop us having a fantastic time doing something so worthwhile!
You can see a little video of what we got up to here.
You can read what Green the UK had to say about it here and view our case study here.
All in all, a great time was had by everyone!
Team EWR 🌿💚