I Dig Trees has won the Corporate Social Responsibility Project of the Year at the 20th annual Charity Times Awards – celebrating best practice in the UK charity and not-for-profit sector.
I Dig Trees encourages thousands of volunteers and community groups to make a difference to climate, to wildlife and to communities – by planting native trees in local green spaces across the UK.
Watch this space for year five and another year of tree planting with TCV and OVO Energy for the treemendous programme, I Dig Trees.
We have been working in partnership with OVO Energy since 2015 and the I Dig Trees programme is now entering its fifth year. I Dig Trees provides free tree packs for people to plant, as well as opportunities for people to volunteer at organised tree-planting events.
The programme’s legacy has grown year on year. We have distributed 728,000 trees so far and these have been planted in all corners of the UK.
The planting of trees is recognised as an important step in addressing the climate emergency. Yesterday’s recognition of our partnership – the winning of a Charity Times Award – celebrates this success and we look forward to celebrating again during the forthcoming tree planting season when we expect to reach the one million trees mark together.Darren York, TCV Chief Executive
This huge achievement was recognised with the longstanding partnership winning Corporate Social Responsibility Project of the Year at the 20th annual Charity Times Awards – celebrating best practice in the UK charity and not-for-profit sector.
The good news does not stop with this award. With the tree planting season about to start, TCV and OVO Energy are inviting even more community groups to band together and make a real difference – joining in with their most ambitious tree planting season to date.
This winter we will be giving away a further 350,000 trees, taking the total for the I Dig Trees Project to well over 1 million trees.
OVO is committed to driving progress to zero carbon living. We want to bring people together as a community and give them a sense of agency in the fight against the climate crisis. Our I Dig Trees programme is one of the ways we’re doing that and we are incredibly proud of what we’ve achieved so far and even more excited about the future. This award is for every single volunteer, OVO customer and employee who has planted each of the 728,000 trees.Adrian Letts, OVO Retail CEO