This year, Paragon Studio is the environmental sponsor of the British Institute of Interior Design Awards 2022. Every year the BIID provides goodie bags for their attendees and this year we wanted to provide something that truly captured what we stand for. So often, goodie bag trinkets are forgotten, we wanted to make an impact. Paragon Studio is delighted to be supporting Carbon Managers in their endeavours to facilitate the much-needed rewilding of areas within the UK and tropical regions of Nigeria.
Within each gift bag we’ve placed a card, and each card represents the planting of one tree!
This map breaks down the areas in which the rewilding will take place alongside river banks, each colour represents a different variety of trees.
Highland regions surrounding riverbanks are often at danger of higher river temperatures that damage and impact the local habitats. Planting a greater density of trees will aid in the development and protection of these areas, allowing their inhabitants to progress. As temperatures rise the trees provide valuable shading. As a company, we pride ourselves on the ethical values we apply throughout our development, and it’s important that we apply these ethics wherever possible.
More trees equal less toxic CO2 levels within the atmosphere, preserving our environment for generations to come. This initiative protects a multitude of local species such as Atlantic salmon, invertebrates like bats, otters and iconic birds of prey such as the osprey and white-tailed sea eagles.
The Carbon Managers team pictured hard at work planting trees that will one day shield British wildlife.
This project goes further than just the UK, they are teaming up with the Tropical Research and Conservation Centre to focus on the planting of Nigerian Mangrove trees. Founded in 2001 they have been dedicated to the development of local communities. Their vision is “a sound society in harmony with nature”, focusing on the Niger Delta Region within Nigeria.
Operating in partnerships with both local and international organisations, they are gradually improving the surrounding habitats and wildlife. During this time they have planted over 50,000 mangrove trees and over 30,00 fruit (economic) trees within surrounding communities.
We’re so excited to see how this project develops and how these trees grow.
The Tropical Research and Conservation Centre teaming together and planting mangrove trees within the Niger Delta Regions of Nigeria. The trees are carried along in local boats between each area.