The Yorkshire Rainforest Project

Welcome to the Yorkshire Rainforest Project

The Peruvian rainforest & Kenyan pupils tending to seedlingsWe’re the tea and coffee company that loves trees.

In 2009 Bettys & Taylors of Harrogate launched an ambitious project to help save an area of rainforest the size of Yorkshire - that's 1.5 million hectares of forest.

We call it the Yorkshire Rainforest Project and we're asking our customers, our staff and the whole of the Yorkshire community to help us in our goal.

We've been bowled over by the support we've received so far and working with the Rainforest Foundation UK we've already helped to protect 237,000 hectares of Amazonian rainforest in Peru - an area roughly the same size as the Yorkshire Dales.

Now we're embarking on two new projects. One to try and curb deforestation in Kenya, and the other to help local communities in Peru establish forest-friendly livelihoods.

Our love affair with trees goes back to 1990 and the launch of our Trees for Life appeal. Our initial pledge was to plant one million trees, and we achieved that in 1999. We then spent the following eight years planting more trees in 10 countries across the globe, and in 2007 we planted our three millionth tree on children's television programme Blue Peter.

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