Whilst we’re well known for our luxury huts and bespoke touches, it’s our eco-friendliness that we are really, really proud of. As lifelong lovers of the environment, our passion for all things green is what inspired us to set up our business in the first place.
Launched in 2016 from founder Harry Long’s father’s garage, it was skills in joinery and a commitment to sustainability that saw Greendown Shepherd Huts become the brand it is today. In this blog post, we reveal more about our eco-friendly roots, our pledge to waste less, and our passion for sustainable timber materials sourced only from FSC certified resources.
Our business is a part of the Woodland Trust, an incredible woodland conservation charity with a mission to help woods and trees thrive for the nature that calls them home and the people who cherish them.
Founded in 1972, the Woodland Trust celebrated its 50th anniversary this year. The Trust has been protecting, restoring, creating and caring for more than 1,000 woodland areas ever since. Their work ensures that the native woods and trees that are so special are there to inspire for generations to come.
Our involvement in the Woodland Trust goes hand-in-hand with our commitment to only using oak and timber that has been sustainably sourced from FSC certified forests.
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) offers the gold standard of ethical production to ensure the huts we craft and supply to you are as environmentally conscious as they should be. All FSC certified forests are responsibly managed to guarantee that the wood harvested is as sustainable as possible.
The work of the FSC is instrumental in tackling the countless challenges faced by our forests. Its commitment to responsible sourcing, conservation, and restoration and recovery prevents illegal logging, minimises deforestation, boosts forest health, and safeguards workers and communities against exploitation.
Our pledge to you and the environment doesn’t end there. We plant 10 trees for every hut built to reduce our carbon footprint and create the green spaces we all treasure from season to season. Perhaps one day we’ll plant as many trees as the Woodland Trust – they’ve planted over 55 million trees (and counting!) since the 1970s.
You can find out more about sustainability at Greendown right here.
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