Conservatory Outlet Help Fund The Growing Of Trees in Africa

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Since its formation, Conservatory Outlet has always been conscious of helping save the environment and have always encouraged customers to do the same.

the country currently has tree areas the size of a football pitch cut down every ten minutes

Since its formation, Conservatory Outlet has always been conscious of helping to save the environment and have encouraged customers to do the same.

The very best energy saving uPVC windows, conservatories and double glazing contribute towards this, but there are other similar worthy causes which can be beneficial for the health of the planet. With this in mind Conservatory Outlet decided to fund 20 tree nurseries for the charity ‘Ripple Africa’ in Malawi, Africa.

This is the equivalent to the plantation of 72,000 trees each year, meaning one tree is planted for each window frame or door produced at the Conservatory Outlet factory and 50 trees are planted for each conservatory or orangery installed.

The reason why Malawi has been chosen as the location is because the country currently has tree areas the size of a football pitch cut down every ten minutes. The aim of the project is to help conserve the existing forests, provide extra food, restore land which is currently degraded and to supply inhabitants with extra timber for building and heating purposes.

Not only will the planting of trees help preserve the environment and make for a better way of life in Malawi, but it will also reduce the likelihood of poverty and hardship.

Ripple Africa has helped plant over 3 million trees since 2006 which helps address the big issue of global warming and they need help to increase that figure substantially so that communities there can be assured a cleaner and more normal livelihood. The planting of trees helps absorb carbon dioxide which therefore counter balances the amount of carbon emissions released elsewhere.

If you would like any more information on the Ripple Africa charity and the other projects it runs, then please visit their website http://www.rippleafrica.org. To view ‘A’ rated energy efficient windows download the online product brochure.

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