One Tree Planted For Every Order Placed With Us
Aug 19, 2014
We’d like to think we are a conscientious company. We’re always looking for ways to make our practices more environmentally friendly, cutting down on our greenhouse emissions where we can and ensuring that all of our products are manufactured with ethically sourced materials.
It’s a simple fact that as a species, our manufacturing processes are taking all the nutrients that our soil has to offer whilst giving nothing back. We are also burning an alarming amount of fossil fuels that are filling our atmosphere with greenhouse gases, causing global warming and who knows what long term damage for our planet’s eco systems.
Even with the Kyoto Protocol in place, and its newer iteration set to come into force in 2015, there is still a very long way to go before we are actually making a serious impact on the way that we manufacture goods and use the planet’s resources. Whilst the cheaper option is still to burn fossil fuels, or to source materials from unethical traders, then industry will unfortunately choose to ignore the cons, blinded by the pros of greater profit margins instead.
So What Can We Do?
One further step we have taken towards making our company greener and cutting down on our carbon footprint is to plant a tree for every order placed with us.
We figured we had to give back to the planet for giving us the materials that have allowed us to prosper and create the business that we have today. So how better than by contributing trees to the magnificent Bisham Woods, so that future generations can reap the benefits?
An ancient woodland of over 400 years old, Bisham Woods is a fantastic forest near Maidenhead. Complete with its own special wildlife interests and stunning views, it’s a hot spot for nature enthusiasts, hikers and families alike. Part of the Woodland Trust, it is under the protection of the charity who are looking to further expand upon its already rich cultural heritage and make it a real destination for years to come.
We’re proud to say that Oak Windows are contributing to this fantastic operation and would encourage anyone interested in helping out to get involved too!
Image by Nikola Ostrun