The Carbon Community Uniquely Connects Trees, Science and People.
Trees are the best nature-based solution to the climate emergency.
How do you plant trees to maximize carbon recovery in trees and soil?
We all need to reduce emissions and many want to get involved but aren't sure how.
The Carbon Community is dedicated to creating forests and accelerating carbon removal, with breakthrough science. Its planting and restoration projects are designed, in partnership with world leading scientists, to learn more about how to accelerate and enhance carbon sequestration. It is committed to sharing its findings as widely as possible to increase carbon sequestration in its own projects and beyond.
But in order to really make an impact, we involve communities because fundamentally we all need to change our behaviour and reduce our CO2 emissions. The Carbon Community helps to educate young people about environmental issues, enables people to get involved in tree planting, and runs citizen science programmes where you can contribute personally to the scientific research into carbon sequestration in trees and soil.
We get people involved in trees and science.
We share our knowledge and data openly, educating students and volunteers, online and onsite.
We get people involved in the magic of planting their own trees, learning through doing and connecting with nature.
We get people involved in the science capturing essential data as part of our carbon sequestration trial.
Our planting and restoration projects are designed, together with world leading scientists, to learn more about how to accelerate carbon sequestration. We are committed to sharing our findings as widely as possible to increase carbon removal in our own projects and beyond.
We create Forests for Carbon and always will. Our forests will take a minimum 35 years to reach adolescence, and the charity structure ensures that the trees, soil and biodiversity that they support, will be proactively managed for generations. At our Glandwr Forest site, on the edge of the Brecon Beacons in Wales, we are creating a new broadleaf forest to sequester carbon for generations to come. Help us to plant this site by donating trees, or getting involved through volunteering activities.
Charles Nicholls is veteran of the software industry, mentor for start-ups, and an ardent advocate to businesses on sustainability.
Jane Nicholls is School Business Director for The Green Room School and has worked in the charity sector for the last 12 years.
Heather Allen is a veteran of the consumer & health care industry who is now focusing her energy on environmental efforts.
Scientific Advisory Board
The Carbon Community Scientific Advisory Board provides critical scientific guidance for the charity’s trustees and leadership.
Colin Averill Colin is a Senior Scientist, Ambizione Scholar at ETH Zürich Crowther Lab focused on the forest microbiome. Colin did his Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolution at the University of Texas at Austin, and has held academic fellowships from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Swiss National Science Foundation to study connections between mycorrhizal ecology, the carbon cycle and climate change.
David Beerling, FRS David is the Director of the Leverhulme Centre for Climate Change Mitigation and Sorby Professor of Natural Sciences in the Department of Animal and Plant Sciences at the University of Sheffield, UK. David also serves on the Council of The Royal Society, London UK.
Pete Smith, FRS FRSB FRSE Pete Smith is Professor of Soils and Global change at the University of Aberdeen where he directs the Scottish Climate Change Centre of Expertise, ClimateXChange. Smith held a prestigious Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award from 2008 to 2013 and has been a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology since 2008 and a Fellow of the Institute of Soil Scientists since 2015. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (FRSE) in 2009, awarded the British Ecological Society Marsh Award for Climate Change Research in 2014 and the Philippe Duchaufour Medal from the European Geosciences Union for ‘distinguished contributions to soil science’ in 2017. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) in 2017.
Bonnie Waring Bonnie Waring is an ecosystem ecologist and biogeochemist, and serves as a Senior Lecturer at the Grantham Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at Imperial College London. Work in her lab focuses on the processes controlling carbon sequestration in plants and soils, and how these might respond to ongoing climate change.
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The Carbon Community is a UK Registered Charity number 1187231 and formed as a private company limited by guarantee, registration number 12273280.
Contact Address: 42 Free Street, Brecon, Powys. SA20 0LW Copyright The Carbon Community 2019