Our firewood comes exclusively from sustainable British sources, so you can be 100% confident that your Love Logs firewood isn't contributing to deforestation.

But we wanted to do more.

Global warming is a problem we have to tackle together. 2023 was the warmest year on record and the concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2)​​​​​​​ in our atmosphere (at 417 parts per million in 2022) is the highest it has been in human history.

The Global Tree Restoration Potential Report conducted in 2019 found that 'The restoration of forested land at a global scale could help capture atmospheric carbon and mitigate climate change' and that 'No other current carbon drawdown solution is quantitatively as large in terms of carbon capture'.

In English? Planting more trees is the most effective thing that governments, businesses and individuals can do to help reduce global warming.

Three people walking through a mature forest surrounded by trees

The deeper we looked, the more we realised what tree planting can achieve. Trees provide a habitat for animals, purify water sources, control flooding and erosion and help to replenish the soil with nutrients needed for farming. Trees help provide a local economy!

We found a solution that lets us do amazing things for the planet, while also supporting farming families in one of the world’s most deprived countries.

Ripple Africa are an amazing charity who work in Malawi to build and run health centres and schools as well as planting trees and conserving forests.

Deforestation is a huge problem in Malawi - forest area the size of a football pitch is cut down every 10 minutes! Rapid population growth and the need to clear forest areas for agriculture means trees are being cut down for timber or firewood and sometimes whole areas are burned to make room for livestock.

Ripple Africa are helping to combat this in three ways

1. Protecting forests and wildlife

Ripple Africa have over 1,800 Conservation Committee members patrolling 340 sq.kms of forest. They also educate local communities on the problems caused by deforestation and ensure byelaws are adhered to.

2. Planting trees to protect local forests

Ripple Africa have helped local communities to plant a incredible 21 million trees since 2024. They identify farmers and community groups who are able to grow and care for the trees and provide them with the necessary equipment and training. 

3. Planting fruit trees for the benefit of families

Ripple Africa support communities to plant mango, papaya, guava, avocado and citrus trees which provide food and income for their families. They also distribute some of these fruit trees to schools to teach children the importance of tree planting and looking after the environment.

Two women from the Ripple Africa team smiling crouched amongst saplings


Every order you make with Love Logs plants one tree with Ripple Africa. By choosing to buy your firewood from Love Logs, you’re helping to support charitable work in one of the world's poorest countries, whilst doing your bit to support in the worldwide challenge of reforestation 🌳

Learn more about Ripple Africa

FYI - we were previously planting trees through Eden Reforestation Projects and switched to supporting Ripple Africa in January 2024. All of the tree planting totals we talk about on our website, in our blogs and in our emails include trees planted across both charities.