Wild Aligned Programme

DEEPEN YOUR IMPACT .

Through our Carbon Balanced Programme you can grow your impact in 3 ways. Remove carbon, restore nature and create livelihoods. All projects are verified and holistic but with a focus on climate impact. With Wild Aligned, you can deepen your impact, restore nature, remove carbon and create livelihoods. Projects are verified or built around simple metrics like number of trees growing. The focus of these projects is nature impact, biodiversity and rewilding.

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Wild Aligned is about ecological and cultural regeneration. It focuses on biodiversity and rewilding. Deepen your impact.

WHAT IS WILD ALIGNED?

High integrity, independently verified carbon removal projects that are both pro nature and pro people – that is what we provide through the Carbon Balanced Programme.  Certified under Plan Vivo, the world’s original and most holistic standard, means that all our clients can ‘grow impact’ and remove carbon while they focus on radical reduction strategies.

When our clients asked to go further, to get more involved in making new projects happen, we responded by finding exciting early stage projects through which clients can deepen their impact. With the focus on nature, and deeper involvement or connection, this programme speaks to the need for all of us and all organisations to put nature and the health of the biosphere at the heart of the business and all decisions for the long term. This is Wild Aligned.

Wild Aligned offers ways to:

  • Do something different that really resonates with people 
  • Take a significant role in the development of early stage biodiversity and rewilding projects 
  • Demonstrate leadership and vision to all stakeholders
  • Grow more trees
  • Explore the emerging market for biodiversity certificates under Plan Vivo Nature
  • Access inspirational founders
  • Get involved in practical action

WHAT IS C LEVEL?

May what I do flow from me like a river, no forcing and no holding back, the way it is with children. "

Rainer Maria Rilke.

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Become Carbon Balanced & Go further with Wild Aligned

Springer Nature is a long standing client who plays a significant part in the CommuniTree Project, through the long term commitment they have made to the project. But as well as ensuring they have access to the highest quality Plan Vivo Certificates to meet their carbon removal strategy, Springer approached us to deepen their impact through Wild Aligned. Firstly, they wanted to create a forest of 10,000 trees for 10,000 employees. To thank all staff for reaching the milestone of being the first to publish one million Open Access articles. We orchestrated this special mission with one of our long established partners, the Khasi Synjuk of 10 indigenous communities. The trees have been planted through the Synjuk’s network of women’s groups. Springer Nature is also growing trees with our UK based Wild Aligned project, Children’s Forest, where trees are grown in new Forest School locations and are planted by children and their families. Two programmes, double the Impact.

Read the Springer Nature press release here.

A child resting beneath a tree, inside of a luscious green forest.
Volunteers at Reflorestar Portugal planting trees

reforestation, rewilding, and deeper engagement

Wild Aligned is focused on projects in Britain and mainland Europe, but now also includes our long standing reforestation projects like Khasi Hills, India. As we fund the planting of indigenous trees with our Wild Aligned project partners we expect clients to be able to travel and participate in the regenerative work of the projects. As well as the direct experience of reforestation work during the two planting seasons, the programme will include deeper, facilitated work. A unique chance to explore together what ‘sustainability’ really means. A deeper experiential journey for your people and your business.

early stage regenerative projects

The beauty of this programme is in going further. With verified carbon offsetting already under your belt, you are freeded up to engage with early stage inspirational projects and ideas. Projects where vision is strong and where you can make a big impact. Big vision, potent and inspired. This is the territory we invite you to explore.

Children’s Forest is a great example.  C Level and our clients have supported this project from its early days.  In 2019 we took two of the project founders to present their vision to our Carbon Balanced client, Pen Partnership.  Pen engaged, providing pro bono coaching to the Children’s Forest team, helping build momentum and the team moved forward to form an organisation, open bank accounts and build their website.  Pen then funded Children’s Forest using ‘trees planted’ as the yardstick. The first planting happened with children in Scotland in November 2020.

A group of people all holding and connecting with a tree and nature
A girl sat peacefully near a body of water, embracing her natural surroundings

wellBEING & EXPERIENTAL learning

In October 2020 we submitted an application for Sustainabilty Innovation Funding to Innovate UK. This funding stream was focussed on ‘hard’ technology rather than ‘human’ technology. Culture change at the level of the individual is where the big radical changes can start.  If we can inspire everyone in a business, then that should power change in everything from systems to strategy.  We did not get the funding, but we did get this feedback:

C Level’s proposed online experiental course, Wild Aligned, is an inspirational project with a compelling business motivation, based on an holistic and novel concept. It should have a significant positive impact to improve corporate and individual sustainability. An excellent team includes diversity. equality and inclusion. It represents excellent value for money for the public purse.

As we move into 2022, we are expecting clients to ask us to orchestrate Wild Aligned events and retreats at sites in the UK and Europe.

Plant trees

Each project can be engaged with directly and simply by funding tree planting.  Costs vary since each project has its own specific costs, structure and location. The funding covers costs including tree saplings as well as contributing to the running costs of the NGO’s we are supporting.

The scale of planting available varies widely as well. Forests Without Frontiers has now reached 60,000 trees with our support, while Children’s Forest has only planted a few hundred trees. One of our key clients has just committed to planting 10,000 trees through Wild Aligned. We provide certification for the trees planted as well as estimates of the additional Co2 benefits. Clients are given direct access to the project in the form of live video calls with the project founders.

Birds eye view of a forest of autumn turning trees

Wild Aligned Projects.

On site picture of all the volunteers at the Reflorestar Portugal site.

Reflorestar Portugal

Portugal

Based at 4 Reforestation Hubs, including one at an established  retreat centre in the centre of the country.  Piloting syntropic reforestation for Portugal, bringing people back onto the land, and running a national Gathering For Forests every two years.  

Children apart of the Children's Forest gathered in a circle learning about the importance of nature

Children’s Forest

Britain

Working in partnership with The UK Forest Schools Association, this project is also highly collaborative, creating pockets of rewilding across the country where children can experience Forest Schools and develop a lifelong connection to nature, to place and to others.

Forest without Frontiers volunteers smiling in a picture as they work hard planing trees

Forests Without Frontiers

Romania

Rewilding in the Southern Carpathian Forests of Transilvania, funding has been secured to deliver 40,000 trees through work with the local communities coordinated by the Carpathia Conservation Foundation in the Faragas Mountains.

Trees for Life volunteers all celebrating after a hard day of planting trees

Trees for Life

Scotland

Founded in 1993 with the goal of rewilding the Scottish Highlands and restoring the ancient Caledonian forest from a base at Dundreggan, Trees for Life is now launching the Affric Highlands project.

Forest without Frontiers volunteers smiling in a picture as they work hard planing trees

Bio-Estrela

Portugal

A pilot project, part of a new global biodiversity standard (Plan Vivo Nature), in the valleys of the Serra da Estrela. The project will work to build smallholder livelihoods and biodiversity. It will create high-integrity Plan Vivo Certificates that represent real, additional and verifiable benefits for people and nature.

Reflorestar, Portugal

Born from the wildfires in Pedrógão Grande, in June 2017, as a citizenship initiative with the dream of seeing indigenous Portuguese forests reestablished by a collective movement …one that ‘thinks like a forest’…

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Forests Without Frontiers

A Rewilding Project in the Fagarus Mountains, Romania. Reforestation creating wild life corridors, connecting remnants of the great carpathian forest, with a focus on engaging the Music and Creative Arts sectors….

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Children's Forest

For children to imagine, plant and tend protected forests, creating sanctuaries for future generations of children of all species…and places for holding forest schools…

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Trees for Life

Founded in 1993 with the goal of rewilding the Scottish Highlands and restoring the ancient Caledonian forest from a base at Dundreggan, Trees for Life is now launching the Affric Highlands project.

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Bio-Estrela

A new pilot project set up as part of a new global biodiversity standard (Plan Vivo Nature) in the valleys of the Serra da Estrela.

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“We need fifty shades of green to catalyse and support all companies to net zero.” 

Mark Carney, Governor of The Bank Of England 

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