The Green Earth Appeal is a Not-For-Profit Social Enterprise, changing lives of some of the planet’s poorest communities through tree planting, in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme and with the assistance of businesses.
Why plant trees? Because they change lives. They provide food, forage for animals, and wood for fuel and construction. They increase agricultural yields, improve water infiltration and aquifer recharge, and protect soils from wind and water erosion. However, planting trees can be difficult when the canopy has disappeared, topsoil has been eroded, and the climate and growing conditions have changed.
Whilst planting trees may seem like a simple solution to a massive global problem, this one action can lessen the impact of global warming and enhance biodiversity. Trees are key in protecting the environment for future generations.
Printed Cup Company manufacture printed paper cups for the UK and across the globe. We have been working with Green Earth Appeal since 2012 to help offset the carbon footprint by planting trees for every 1000 paper cups sold.
For just 99 pence per 1000 cups, the Green Earth Appeal will plant a single young tree which will replace the paper used in the manufacturing of your printed cups. The customer will then receive a certificate showing how many trees have been planted to offset their carbon footprint. They can also use the Green Earth Appeal branding on their paper cups, which will show their own customers that they are being a responsible company.
The Green Earth Appeal helps to create sustainable and productive communities throughout the developing world, by financing the teaching and empowering of rural groups to grow sustainable, renewable forests for agriculture and food, firewood, construction, water collection and filtration and animal habitat. This is achieved through free distance training programmes and teams of dedicated individuals in the field who train, support and facilitate hope for members of communities to build better lives for themselves.
Launched in 1994, the Green Apple Awards have become internationally recognised for identifying businesses who demonstrate environmental best practice. Printed Cup Company has won the Green Apple Award in 2011.
Mark Woodward, Founder of Printed Cup Company said “We are all very excited to be able to offer this to our customer and give something back to the environment. We are proud members of the Green Earth Appeal”.
Contact Printed Cup Company for further information on 01200 449900 or contact Marvin Baker at Green Earth Appeal on 0161 684 2339.