A teenage girl crouching on the forest floor wearing waterproof clothing. She is smiling at the camera
Here for Life

We can all play a part in leaving a green legacy

We’re here for life – creating and conserving a magnificent 30,000 acre broadleaf forest for the benefit of people and planet now and for generations to come.

We want green spaces in the countryside, towns and cities across the country to be bursting with life now and in the future.

"Being part of planting the Forest is my way of giving back and helping to create a better environment for future generations. The future of nature in this country is so important for our wellbeing, and I hope that what I’m doing now will contribute to preventing climate change and improving biodiversity." - Steve, Volunteer Leader 

Infographic showing three reasons why people think it is important to leave a green legacy - to help address climate change, to create healthier habitats to life in, to experience a diversity of wildlife
Survey carried out by Censuswide on behalf of The Heart of England Forest in November 2022. 2,000 UK adults participated.

Three ways you can leave a green legacy

Our ambition is to leave a green legacy and here’s three simple ways you can too:

1. Make your money greener – use your pensions and savings to create healthy returns for people, planet and you.

Find out more about how to make your money greener

2. Donate your time, skills or money – the more of us who give what we can to create a green legacy, the bigger that legacy will be and the more places we can create that are here for life. You can give your time and skills as a volunteer in the Forest, as Steve and Linda do for us, or for projects near you. You can also become a Friend of the Forest, helping us create a Forest that is at the heart of a greener, cleaner, and more diverse natural world.

Volunteer in the Forest
Become a Friend of the Forest

3. Do it yourself – you can turn any green space, from the smallest window box to a whole back garden, into a place that is here for life by following these few simple tips. 

Discover how to make space for nature at home
Close up of a wildflower meadow of lady’s bedstraw and knapweed

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A Forest for the future

Find out more about what we are doing as a charity to create a green legacy for future generations. Read about our Here for Life principles

Together we can create amazing places that are here for life in all its glorious forms.