What is the RWM Forest?
RWM Forest is a fantastic initiative with Forest Carbon that aims to offset the unavoidable carbon created to make a trade show of this scale possiblet. Our non-financial partnership with Forest Carbon was created in a bid to help reduce the environmental impact of our exhibition.
Who are Forest Carbon?
Forest Carbon are the UK’s leading carbon woodland developer who plant new UK woodland for capturing excess carbon and creating new ecosystems. Since 2006, Forest Carbon’s partners (including Microsoft and Kier) have created projects that have removed over 1.4 million tonnes of CO2 from the Nation’s air - and RWM want to contribute to future carbon capture by creating the RWM Forest.
Why are we doing this?
To offset all unavoidable carbon emitted over the course of the event. On current predictions, by 2029, RWM Forest will be 10 acres of woodland, containing around 10,000 trees; which will enable RWM to be carbon neutral in 10 years. As an important player in the centre of a vital industry for the ongoing battle with climate change, we want to reduce our footprint where possible, which shows our commitment to sustainability.
Where is the RWMForest going to be?
We have our own patch of land in the UK’s Lake District.
When is the scheme starting?
It is ongoing. As more and more exhibitors sign up, the more trees Forest Carbon will plant.
How to plant your tree.
The Forest will be created by you, our exhibitors. New exhibitors have the option to plant a tree from the moment they join RWM. We regularly send Forest Carbon a list of the latest participants so they can plant the trees as soon as possible. Not only this, new exhibitors will be sent an official Forest Carbon PDF certificate, have their company logo featured on the new RWM Forest page, and they will be sent the official RWM Forest badge to display on their website, which proves they are reducing their carbon impact on the atmosphere.