#TreesAreTheKey : how the premiere panned out

On Wednesday 2nd October at The Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis we hosted the first screening of #TreesAreTheKey by Tim Short, narrated by Kate Winslet. We’d sold almost 100 tickets leading up to the event. Sophia, the theatre manager, reliably reassured us there would likely be, ‘a good few walk in’s on the night’ – indeed there were.

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#TreesAreTheKey: join us for the premiere!

We are now 14 days away from the premiere of our documentary #TreesAreTheKey, a film by Tim Short and narrated by Kate Winslet – click here for more details about it. The posters for the event arrived the other day and our CEO almost burst with excitement. Take a look:

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#TreesAreTheKey Narrated by Kate Winslet: coming soon…

During February 2019, a small Word Forest team went to Kenya to perform our annual monitoring and evaluation tasks and…

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Our Corporate Partners: The Green Weigh

We’re delighted to introduce you to another of our Corporate Partners, an uber-eco team of Dorset mums who created The Green Weigh. The Green Weigh is Dorset’s first mobile zero waste shop and it’s based in Bridport. This ethical org was formed by a team of 4 phenomenal women: Alex Green, Kate Robertson, Libby Rogers and Lizzy Rhodes. They’re a committed bunch on a mission to help reduce plastic pollution: click here to find out more about them.

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Report From Eva: Permaculture Training Begins in Boré

Recently, Eva Jefa, the facilitator of our women’s empowerment group, Mothers of the Forest and Esther Kombe, Chair of the Boré Green Umbrella (the cooperative that plants the trees and builds the classrooms we commission), went on a certificated Permaculture Design Course in Meru; they both graduated with flying colours.

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Our Corporate Partners: Forest Hog

We’re chuffed to work with some amazing Corporate Partners and the folks at Forest Hog, are exactly that. Like us, they’re a young company and they’re powered by a small team of passionate environmentalists, led by the eco-powerhouse that is Diana Robinson.

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The Mothers of the Forest: the results are in

If you pause a moment to reflect on the smiles of Eva (right) our Mothers of the Forest facilitator and Esther, one of the Mothers, you’ll see our women’s empowerment group has gone from strength to strength. Since February this year, they’ve been arriving at their twice monthly meetings 2 hours early for lessons. They undertake an hour of Kiswahili and English, and an hour of maths, both provided by local educator, Michael Jefwa.

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Our CEO and Her Salary

Our financial information is available for public scrutiny at any time. Having read a few eye opening reports recently, we thought you might like a clear snapshot of what we pay our CEO, Tracey West, along with details of other averages from the charitable sector. She’s our only paid member of staff incidentally.

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Permaculture Knowledge Comes to Boré

We’re delighted to share news that Eva Jefa (our women’s empowerment group facilitator) and Esther Kombe (Chair of the Boré…

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