Global warming and climate change is happening, and we must all do what we can to take care of the environment. Touch of Ginger is conscious of the need for all businesses to operate sustainably. As part of our green commitment, we purchased 4 acres of woodland in May 2020 to offset our business activities. Our private woodland is also a refuge for staff and friends, allowing us to relax and reflect on the passing seasons away from the pressures of daily life.
Our green commitment
Wallace Wood, Hertfordshire is secluded and private Ancient Semi Natural Woodland with attractive ponds dating from 1600. It features a beautiful stand of Hornbeam with a high open canopy allowing sunlight to filter through.
Last year we made a start, creating a small clearing and bringing in a restored shepherds hut featuring traditional timber plank construction with a ‘molly croft’ roof. The hut is an attractive addition to the wood and is a secure tool store for general woodland management.
We are preparing a strategy for woodland management, clearing scrub, and planting new trees each year to offset our carbon footprint. The Woodland Carbon Code (WCC) is an initiative run through the Forestry Commission that quantifies and validates the amount of carbon captured by new woodland planting. This process enables the subsequent trading of the carbon asset for offset of carbon emissions by industry. We intend to publish progress on our website in due course and our objective is to become a carbon neutral business as soon as possible.