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Our AGM

Please accept this as formal notice and a cordial invitation to join us for our AGM, as follows:

Saturday 7th December
2-3pm
St Michael’s Business Centre Unit 1a
Church Street
Lyme Regis
Dorset
DT7 3DB

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Poster for #TreesAreTheKey a film by Tim Short, narrated by Kate Winslet

Watch #TreesAreTheKey

Watch #TreesAreTheKey by Tim Short, narrated by Kate Winslet. It’s a blueprint for mitigating climate change and alleviating hunger and poverty in Kenya too.

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Premiere audience of #TreesAreTheKey entering The Marine Theatre

#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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Poster for #TreesAreTheKey: film by Tim Short, narrated by Kate Winslet

#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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Trustee Rikey Austin, Supporter Wendy Robertshaw and Word Forest Organisation CEO Tracey West

Marathon Runners! We Urgently Need You!

Would you please run a fundraiser for our reforestation charity, The Word Forest Organisaion? Right now, we are on a deadly serious mission to get as many new saplings in the ground, as is humanly possible. The planet needs them.

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The Green Weigh corp partners of The Word Forest Organisation

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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Eva planting

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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Poster showing special offers from corporate partners, Forest Hog for The Word Forest Organisation

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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Eva and Esther, Mothers of the Forest

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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