Article Source: The Clydeside Collective
First Published: 26 November 2021 11:39
Updated: 26 November 2021 11:39
The Clydeside Collective has had an incredible first few months in business, so this Christmas they’re going all out to give back – to the people of Glasgow and to the environment. And they’re calling on locals to join them by putting sustainability at the top of their wishlists with the launch of their ‘Relove, Rewild Christmas’ initiative.
Got an unloved Christmas tree languishing in your attic? Take it to The Clydeside Collective where they will be rehoming trees throughout the festive period, spreading Christmas cheer to those who can’t afford to buy one. What’s more, for every Christmas tree donated to the Glasgow store, a real tree will be planted right here in Scotland.
The Clydeside Collective will be donating to Trees for Life which aims to rewild the Scottish Highlands and restore the Caledonian Forest. Native trees such as Scots Pines and woodland plants will be planted in the quest to reduce our carbon footprint, and to provide space for wildlife to flourish and communities to thrive.
Commenting ahead of the launch of the ‘Relove, Rewild Christmas’ initiative, The Clydeside Collective founder, Sara Thomson said; “For anyone who has a tree or decorations gathering dust in their loft, this is a great way to ensure they continue to spread Christmas cheer. We understand many people have had it tough throughout the pandemic, therefore we will be giving away the donated trees and decorations completely free of charge to anyone who requests one, no questions asked.”
The ‘Relove, Rewild Christmas’ initiative is just one way The Clydeside Collective plans to give back this Christmas after what has been a phenomenal year for the shop and its sister store, The Leith Collective in Edinburgh. In January 2021, The Leith Collective became the UK’s first single-use plastic free shop of its kind and was later crowned runner up in the Surfers Against Sewage Plastic Free Awards. In July, owner Sara Thomson took her message of sustainability west-side, opening The Clydeside Collective in Glasgow’s St Enoch Centre, followed by The Camdentown Collective in London’s Buck Street Market in September. Later that month, Sara was specially selected to become a UK ‘One Step Greener’ ambassador and showcased her story of how she is tackling climate change at COP26.
From Sara’s role as a One Step Greener ambassador and the inspirational work The Leith Collective and The Clydeside Collective are doing to showcase sustainability, the Prime Minister chose Sara to become the UK's 1772nd Point of Light. As a result, Sara met Boris Johnson at 10 Downing Street and enjoyed a video chat with the Queen. On returning to Scotland, Sara received the news that she had won two awards at the Creative Edinburgh Awards – The Leadership Award and The Social Award.
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For more information about Trees for Life head to www.treesforlife.org.uk
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