The Power of a Birthday Facebook Fundraiser

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If it’s your birthday soon, please accept a virtual hug from everyone at Word Forest… that’s one BIG hug! If you’ve got enough ‘stuff’ and you’d rather your friends and family helped you do something amazing for the planet, how about dedicating it to our charity as a fundraiser? If you’re a Facebook user, it […]

Making Noise at the Bristol Youth Strike 4 Climate

Bristol Youth Strike 4 Climate march

On Friday 14th February, some of our Team made their presence felt at the Bristol Youth Strike 4 Climate gathering and march in Bristol, which was part of a nationwide Valentine’s Day strike organised by the UK Student Climate Network. A crowd started to amass on the College Green in the city centre from around […]

Clean Up the Office, Clean Up the World

What started as a desire to create a polite sign in our communal kitchen at work, telling people to take responsibility for their rubbish, has turned into something much wider and more poetic. As usual, when we unearth something useful for the planet, we like to share the love and spread the word! At the […]

One Small Change: Cappabue National School

Pupils from Cappabue National School singing One Small Change

We have a wonderful possie of Facebook friends and supporters and it’s not hard to guess that many of them share our passion for the environment. Today, Annie Franklin dropped our CEO Tracey a line to say her friend’s son, Ruarí, is part of a group of primary school students from the Cappabue National School […]

A Gorgeous Green Gift for our Office

Peonie's Patchwork Tree

Our wonderful volunteer Ceri and I are in the office today. There we were, heads down cracking on with our usual tasks, when one of our stalwart supporters, Peonie Rosewood, pops in with a present to brighten up our new office. Peonie is a talented seamstress with a passion for creating beautiful clothes and other […]

Social Change Awards 2020: we came a very close second!

Simon West, Lord Dannatt and Tracey West in the House of Lords

The Directory of Social Change (DSC) awards evening took place on Wednesday 23rd January in London and we were absolutely thrilled to be named finalists in the Everybody Benefits: New Enterprise category. Our co-founders, Simon and Tracey West, were invited to attend, as were same category finalists from Street Paws and Refuweegee. They were joined […]

New Year, New Office: Same Goals

Simon West in Word Forest office

At the end of 2019, while most people were preparing to make resolutions for 2020, our Team were dismantling our office and rolling up bits of electric string in readiness for pastures new. On 1st January 2020, we began to fill the edges of our new space at: Unit 1 St Michael’s Business CentreChurch StreetLyme […]

Planet-Loving Writing Contest with HC3S & Phat Pasty Co

HC3S, Phat Pasty & Word Forest writing contest image

Our amazing corporate partners at the Phat Pasty Co, have joined forces with Hampshire County Council Catering Services (HC3S) and Word Forest, to launch an exciting flash fiction and short story competition, for young students in Hampshire, Wiltshire and Dorset! The contest is open to primary school pupils where the Hampshire County Council Catering Services […]

Kenya’s Floods Make UK News

Floods uproot trees by the main nursery

There have been several points over the past few weeks, when it has been almost impossible for our Team to sellotape a smile onto their faces. Don’t get me wrong – there has been an awful lot to be happy about. We’ve hosted some incredible fundraising events recently, every one of them a convivial affair […]

Word Forest has Planet-loving e-Cards!

Don't Send Me a Card poster

It’ll come as no surprise to learn that we pay great attention to our paper use. We give serious consideration to whether we need to use paper at all and if we do, it’s either recycled paper or FSC certified. We’re chuffed to bits to be able to offer you an e-Card service, so you […]