Trees alone will not be able to solve the problem of climate change and the implementation of clean energy is fundamental to combating climate change.

The Clean Earth Collective is based in Cowes on the Isle of Wight, UK. We are collection of individuals from a wide background in different business sectors including farming and forestry. We all share a passion to fight climate change, by working together for a Climate Positive future and end the worldwide dependency on fossil fuels #CleanEarthCollective

Meet our founder

Alistair has always had a passion of the natural world and the environment, from learning how we affected the ozone layer at school and the successful worldwide response in addressing the issue, to becoming a landscape painter and being awarded an art scholarship to Bradfield college.

After extensive travelling around Asia and gaining an accountancy diploma at St Aldate’s College in Oxford he returned to his primary passion and began a career in forestry, managing the woodland and the trees on the parkland of Nunwell, the oldest estate on the Isle of Wight. The main focus was to obtain grants for felling non-native trees and planting additional native trees in the parkland and woodland, whilst also gaining permission to plant Sweet Chestnut and Walnut amongst the native trees to help with the estate’s future adaptation to climate change.

This led to him attending all the major UK forestry conferences of the time, working with other reputable estates, and gaining a detailed understanding of the role trees have in mitigating climate change, adapting to it, promoting biodiversity and learning the process of the ‘Woodland Carbon Code.’

He set up this company with the realisation that trees alone will not be able to solve the problem of climate change, and whilst being part of the solution, a fast transition and implementation of clean energy was fundamental to combating climate change. He believes that carbon offsetting, done correctly, is the most effective way of diverting finance to climate change solutions, and should not be seen as an ongoing practice, but rather as a necessary stepping stone to the development of clean energy and a better future.