Accelerating the Renewal of People and Planet with ORIT
ORIT, a major investment force in renewable energy innovations across Europe and the UK, has partnered with us to create five SUGi Pocket Forests in the United Kingdom and France.
This collaboration opens a visible, community-centered window into ORIT’s ongoing commitment to accelerate sustainable practices, projects and possibilities. As the hub for The Rewilding Generation, SUGi couldn’t be more pleased to support these pioneers of the Green Revolution.
Treviskar Forest will provide an outdoor classroom for the children of Treviskar Primary, a small school in rural Cornwall. The project will create a critical pocket of temperate rainforest, a now fragmented and rare ecosystem that once predominated along the west coast of the UK. It thrived thanks to the Gulf Stream, which provides mild, damp conditions that are ideal for rainforest biodiversity to flourish.
Castle Green Forest II
The forest will act directly on its local environment. This area is heavily polluted and an urban biodiversity desert. The denseness of the Miyawaki method allows maximum potential CO2 drawdown and pollution mitigation. The trees chosen will also be the ones that have evolved to live and even thrive in the urban environment.
St Kew's Forest
St Kew’s Forest will serve the community of St Kew’s Primary, a quintessentially English rural school that brings together children from several local villages. The project will create a critical pocket of temperate rainforest, a now fragmented and rare ecosystem that once predominated along the west coast of the UK. It thrived thanks to the Gulf Stream, which provides mild, damp conditions that are ideal for rainforest biodiversity to flourish.
Rion Des Landes College
This college in Rion des Landes has many outdoor spaces but a real lack of trees. The entrance courtyard is exposed to full sun, and during the summer months the students have very few places to shelter during their break time nor do they have access to any significant greenery.
Agora Forest is a project in collaboration with the village of Bezange-la-Petite. It is the culmination of the local community's efforts to revive a pocket of land that had become a biodiversity desert, and to create a space that can be enjoyed together, bolstering community bonds.
Many of the villagers have fond memories of biodiversity in the area, such as seeing frogs and grasshoppers in abundance. Sadly, their numbers have dramatically declined and have rarely been seen in the village in recent years. Agora Forest aims to restore these memories and make them a reality.