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Allstar EcoPoint

Allstar EcoPoint

Allstar's EcoPoint Programme - turning business’ unavoidable CO2 emissions from fuel into new woodlands. 

As more and more businesses become aware of the need to reduce CO2 emissions  they are faced with the complexity of calculating their emissions, and  cutting them where possible, and then knowing what to do about the  balance. Vehicle emissions are a particular problem across the UK –  accounting for 19% of the country’s total carbon footprint in 2012.

Allstar and Forest Carbon have partnered to create EcoPoint to make it simple for holders of Allstar fuel cards  to contribute to balancing the consequences of their journeys in new certified carbon projects - UK woodlands and global forests. 

Over time these new woodlands will not only capture a vehicle’s carbon dioxide, or avoid equivalent emissions from burning fossil fuels, they will also help to reduce flooding, provide habitats for nature,  capture other atmospheric pollutants, purify rivers, and offer recreational space and employment opportunities.

How does it work?

It couldn’t be simpler.  Allstar collects EcoPoint subscriptions from member companies, as part  of their invoicing process, and uses the funds to support woodland  creation around the UK and forest creation and protection outside the  UK. The new UK woodlands are quality assured by the government’s Woodland Carbon Code.  Projects outside the UK are certified under one of the leading carbon  standards used in the international voluntary carbon market - Verra, Gold Standard or Plan Vivo Carbon credits from these projects are listed on the relevant registries: IHS Markit for the Woodland Carbon Code and Plan Vivo, Verra  and Gold Standard registries for their own projects and credits. 

Members  are also provided with an annual e-certificate to show how many trees  have been planted for them and how much  carbon dioxide they are expected to capture. 

Where are the woodlands? 

Below are just some of the individual forest projects EcoPoint members have supported, and projects can also be found on our map

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Allstar EcoPoint at Nanpantan

This is a new public access woodland on former grassland within the National Forest, designed to facilitate easy access on foot. The trees have been planted to mimic natural colonisation, and there will be no straight rows. A small element of conifers has been included to woodland resilience. Read more

Allstar EcoPoint at Lynbreck

This project is part of a long term programme by the new owners of Lynbreck croft to restore woodland and biodiversity to overgrazed hillsides. The croft has been purchased specifically as a wide-ranging environmental improvement project. This new woodland will also contribute towards completing a wildlife... Read more

Allstar EcoPoint at Headshaw

This project is another in Forest Carbon's partnership with the Tweed Forum - aimed at not only reducing CO2 but also mitigating flooding and improving water quality in the Tweed catchment.  In September 2008 and July 2009 prolonged and intense rainfall caused major flooding in the north-east... Read more

Allstar EcoPoint at The Glen

Woodlands are very much part of the local community in the area, supporting jobs in forestry and tourism and attracting new people to live in the area. What is special about the new Glen Jubilee Wood is that it is a native broadleaved woodland, totally different in appeal and appearance to the dominant... Read more

Allstar EcoPoint at Madresfield phase 1

The western edge of this woodland, planted in 2014, is just 150m from the eastern edge of a large housing estate on the east side of Great Malvern. It is surrounded by cropland but 3 public footpaths, well-used by local people, meet at its centre point. It also links in with a network of hedges and scattered... Read more

Allstar EcoPoint at Ruddenleys

Allstar EcoPoint has invested in woodland creation at Ruddenleys - the lastest in a series of projects put together by the Tweed Forum and Forest Carbon. The woodlands are designed to capture carbon dioxide, mitigate flooding, purify rivers and create habitat for biodiversity. This native woodland is... Read more

Allstar EcoPoint at Rottal

This is a riparian planting designed to protect and enhance populations of freshwater pearl mussels and salmon under the UK wide Pearls in Peril project. The river protected by this project is internationally important for its fish populations. The woodland will have public access and be managed on a... Read more

Allstar EcoPoint at High Windy

This new woodland sits on both sides of the B6277 scenic road, which runs through the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty from Middleton-in-Teesdale to Alston. Part of the woodland borders the South Tyne river, very close to its source. From the upper section Cross Fell and Great Dun Fell,... Read more

Allstar EcoPoint at Mains of Edinvale

The objective is to establish woodland that is able to realise the following benefits: resources (timber, non-wood products and fuel), social (recreation and sporting), ecological (water, soil, habitat protection and shelter), amenity (landscaping), biospheric benefits (climate and biodiversity protection).... Read more

Allstar EcoPoint at Mill of Pitmedden

This is a native broadleaf scheme planted on former agricultural land with the A96 Aberdeen - Inverness road to the south and the River Urie to the north. It is a brown earth site previously used for grazing that was fallow in the years running up to the time when it was planted. The objective is to... Read more

Allstar EcoPoint at Morenish

The scheme objectives at Morenish are to sstablish a productive woodland on previously grazed hill land for sustainable wood and timber production; to enhance, maintain and extend the neighbouring areas of semi-natural woodland; to provide community benefits through new opportunities for responsible... Read more

Allstar EcoPoint at Druim Suardalain

The new native woodland at Druim Suardalain will be managed in the long term for habitat and landscape benefits, but will not be felled. The project will also link existing areas of native woodland. Read more