Can trees reduce crime?

In an age where we are constantly connected (research from RescueTime, one of several apps for iOS and Android created to monitor phone use, shows that people spend an average of three hours and 15 minutes on their phones every day equating to an eye-boggling 45 days a year), ironically, we are more disconnected than…

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What can my household do?

In May 2018, the government’s official advisory body, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC), recommended that the UK set a legally binding target to cut greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050. The CCC’s report acknowledged that reducing emissions to zero would be challenging and spell the end to petrol and diesel cars, as well…

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How to go car-free

Going car-free isn’t an easy option – it takes thought, planning and hard work. You wouldn’t just wake up one morning and think, ‘You know what? I’m going to sell my car today’. But the benefits of examining our own carbon and environmental footprints and determining to make a shift in the way we think…

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You, us and #ZeDay

ZeDay Guidelines are simple: Don’t use or burn oil or gas or coal. Minimise (or eliminate) your use of electricity generated by fossil fuels. Don’t put anyone in harm’s way: All essential and emergency services operate normally. Do your best, have fun, enjoy the day! At PATT, we are committed to living a carbon neutral…

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EVENT: Deforestation / Manchester

PATT CEO, Dr Andrew Steel, will be taking part in a free educational event on Sunday 8 September at Wilson’s Social in Manchester to help support your sustainability journey and raise awareness around urgent global concerns – particularly deforestation. The Sustainability Diaries Team is a collective of determined individuals aiming to create real positive change…

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Welcome!

Welcome! We’re excited to announce that our new sapling of a website is live – welcome! The updated site includes new and improved navigation, with dropdown menus for both mobile and desktop versions and a brand-new shopping experience has also been added where you can grab birthday presents, wedding gifts and even a long haul…

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New UN report highlights changes we need to make

New UN report highlights changes we need to make A new report by the UN recommends that we must urgently change our diets and stop destroying land so it can absorb more carbon if there is any hope of avoiding catastrophic levels of global warming. A UN advisor commented, ‘Earth has never felt smaller, its natural ecosystems…

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Trees and climate change

Trees and climate change Scientists at the Smithsonian are using the leaves of one of our favourite trees, Ginkgo biloba to study climate change. The study involves comparing the fossilised leaves with those collected from living Ginkgo biloba trees. As Ginkgo trees have been growing for some 260 million years they have adapted to climate…

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Forest bathing

Forest Bathing (and how it can improve your health) Have you come across the term Forest Bathing? Nope, it has nothing to do with taking a bath in the forest, although that does sound kind of cool! It has much more to do with simply spending time with trees. Not jogging, just being with the…

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One Hull of a Forest

One ‘Hull’ of a Forest The main objective of the project is to plant trees involving schools/ businesses and the general public to help increase the cities woodland cover. Although a pilot art & environmental education project is also being set up with Art Link under the OHOF banner. The long-term aim is to work…

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Just 2.6%

Just 2.6%… Our One ‘Hull’ of a Forest (OHOF) project is going to plant 200,000 trees within a city which has the lowest amount of woodland cover in the UK! Hull has a tree cover figure of just 2.6% against a national average of 8.4%. 200 000 will transform a city, create wildlife habitats, alleviate flash…

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Tree planting in the UK

Tree planting in the UK We have an exciting future as we step up our work to help the UK become carbon neutral as quickly as possible as the government declares its strategy to plant more trees. PATT has joined the HEYWoods community forestry steering group tasked with planting 1.2 million trees in the Hull…

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3 million trees and still planting

3 million trees and still planting As we start to work in the UK, Andy Steele reflects on our Framework Species Approach to tree planting in Thailand. Today, we have passed our landmark of creating forests where over 3million trees are combatting the effects of climate change, and our story has only just begun. At the…

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