Twin Your Christmas Tree in Malawi

Published on November 2, 2020 by Alex Eade

Help offset the carbon emissions of your Christmas tree by twinning it with a tree in Malawi for just £5

Christmas trees are a beautiful, and important, part of many people’s festive celebrations. Let’s face it, we could all do with a strong dose of good cheer this year, and an excuse to celebrate has never been more welcome. However, Christmas trees do have a negative impact on the planet. We don’t want to be labelled as the Christmas Grinch, but the environmental impacts include: 

  • The average Christmas tree without roots and disposed of in landfill has a carbon footprint of 16kg of C02 (The Carbon Trust.)
  • Around 33 to 36 million Christmas trees (usually fir) are produced and cut in the US and 50-60 million in Europe (that’s a lot of C02).
  • Christmas trees that are not properly recycled produce methane gas during decomposition. 
  • Cut trees are often grown using harmful chemicals and pesticides. 

Globally, our carbon footprint is 6% higher during the festive period than any other time in the year. We need to do something to offset this damage, which is why this year, instead of sending out paper cards and traditional gifts to our clients and partners, we’ll be planting trees in your honour in Malawi. 

Christmas Tree Twinning in Malawi – the thousand tree challenge 

Through Tom Bowden’s registered Charity, Building Malawi, we are planting 900 established trees… and we want your help to make it to 1,000.  

You can twin the Christmas tree in your home with a sapling in Malawi for just £5. 

The trees we are planting include indigenous Moringa, Jacaranda, and Khaya Nyasica, as well as fruit trees like Avocado, Orange, and Banana trees. A £5 donation will pay for the sapling, as well as helping to fund employment of a local gardener, and community projects to ensure that local people get involved and are excited. 

Twin Your Tree Here 

Share a Selfie with your tree to win our new book

Don’t forget to share a selfie with your Christmas tree on social media. To be in with a chance of winning a copy of our new book ‘Shoot the HiPPO: How to be a killer Digital Marketing Manager’ simply donate your chosen amount using the link above, follow at least one of our accounts, tag us in your selfie and use the hashtags #GuiltFreeChristmasTree #TreeTwinningMalawi #ThousandTreeChallenge. 


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Find out about our tree planting in Malawi last year here.

Find out more about digital sustainability here. 

Building Malawi Registered Charity Number: 1145965