Play It Green was created to provide a simple and cost-effective way for people, businesses, schools and sports clubs to take the next step to a more sustainable future.
Humanity faces a challenge never faced before, one that will have a negative impact on all life on earth. We all need to play our part; we all need to be the solution.
How does it work?
Why Plant Trees?
It means you are doing more to help fight climate change, you are leaving a legacy, making a difference and in doing so, it will make you feel good.
With science behind his words, David Attenborough has said that replenishing the lost ecosystem through tree planting is critical to reducing the CO2, the main greenhouse gas, in our atmosphere.
By planting trees monthly with Play It Green you are removing more CO2 from the atmosphere than you produce and providing jobs. Our tree planting partner is Eden Reforestation Projects.
Profit with purpose
One of the worst side effects of climate change is an increase in social inequality, which is why Play It Green gives 10% of the money raised through our tree planting to good causes chosen by our community. We also invest at least 50% of our profit into start-ups that are innovating with climate solutions through our partnership with the Green Tech Alliance.
Every member of the Play It Green community gets their own bespoke webpage that we call a Forest Garden. This becomes your focal point in galvanising others to support the planet. It has support packs, social media tools and much more more.
Whilst acting as your dashboard to see how many trees you have planted, CO2 offset and who is supporting your campaigns, it also allows you to do more. You can start a campaign, share with friends and family and ask them to support your tree planting target and good cause. Every tree sold through your forest garden will appear on your tree counter. You can also showcase create competition between those that support your efforts with a leader-board feature for every campaign you run.
Play It Green was founded on the idea of doing things the right way. In a post-covid world we all need to be more conscious of our impact and we like to think that we can be conscious capitalist and use our profit to do good. With that in mind, our values are as follows:
Openness – We wish to be one of the most open and transparent limited companies in the world. Board meeting minutes, accounts, tree purchase receipts, donation receipts and sign-ups will be shared openly. Trust is paramount.
Togetherness – Collectively we are stronger and better both internally and externally. Our community is part of global, national and local communities which will be embraced, used for good and celebrated.
Customer Led – By seeking feedback, listening and actioning customer-led change we are more likely to succeed.
Play It Green is run by two friends, Chris (pictured left) from the sports sector and Richard (right) from sustainability, who were brought together by their children and their love of people, community and the planet.
Chris Thair is the ex-CEO of Wales Rugby League and the Rugby League European Federation after 20+ years working in sport. A graduate of Loughborough University and Manchester Met Universities, qualified Chemistry teacher and involved in numerous global sporting events.
Richard Dickson is the ex-Director of Global Partnerships for Green Earth Appeal’s not-for-profit initiative, Carbon Free Dining and hugely experienced in the sustainability sector. Richard ran the global restaurant initiative, Carbon Free Dining and which was responsible for over 1 million new trees being planted in the developing world and its expansion to 12 countries.
Play It Green will also be appointing a diverse management advisory board as well as a children’s council to govern future policy.