Info for Parents & Guardians

As parents and guardians of future caretakers of our precious planet, we are delighted that you are considering signing up your child for the Green Tree Badge.
The Green Tree Badge has been put together with great thought on the format of the programme, using a hardback Activities Passbook to form part of the learning journey. We felt it best to avoid having the passbook in digital formatso that there is little distraction on phones and tablets.

The Activity Passbook and Registration Fees

  • The size of the Activity Passbook (hardback) should fit into a small rucksack or bag – perfect for when you are outdoors and conducting the activities.
  • Inside the Activity Passbook are pages for you to write down your answers or log your activities with a pencil or pen.
  • For each of the 4 themes in the book (Growing Tall, Food, Shelter, Trees & Me) there is a log page so you can stick the theme stickers once each activity is completed.
  • Spare sticker sheets are inside the passbook.
  • Areas to visit: Listed at the back of the Activity Passbook are places of local, national, and international areas which feature brilliant trees. As you might be planning your weekends, free time, or holidays with your children, please consider going to these natural wonder sites – some of which are free to visit.
  • Keepsake: The Green Tree Badge Activity Passbook is for you to keep and look back at, as a source of inspiration, and for recognising trees. It is not to be sent back upon completion.

What are the Registration Fees

The £12 charge to register includes:
  • The Activity Passbook filled with 24+ activities, stickers, a nature journal, and areas to visit.
  • It also includes one Official Green Tree Badge (it does not include postage.)
  • The Official Green Tree Badge is a fabric badge that can be ironed onto an item of clothing, blanket, textile bag, or apparel.

How Does the Green Tree Badge Work

  • Buy or get a donated Activity Passbook, and register your child online here.
  • Each time your child completes the activity please log back into your Treehouse Portal and confirm that your child has conducted the activity.
  • We are working on goodwill for the standard Green Tree Badges (non-gold) where a consented adult confirms that the child has conducted the activities.
  • Once two activities from each of the four themes: Growing Tall, Food, Shelter, Trees & Me, i.e. a minimum of eight activities have been completed, your child is entitled to receive a Green Tree Badge.
  • Activities can be done throughout the year, with some of them being seasonal-specific. Please look at the “Best time of year” section in each activity section
  • Gold awards are given out to children who complete the basic Green Tree Badge and additionally the 4 Gold activities (one for each theme). Children are asked to submit and upload evidence of activities for the Gold Themes through their Treehouse Portal. Gold Green Tree Badges will be awarded to children after they are assessed by our judging panel, and some Gold Badges will be handed out at special events held across the country.

Share your progress

We encourage parents, guardians, and adult group leaders of children to share your child’s journey by tagging our official Green Tree Badge social media channels. We’d love to see the progress and creativity your children share with our magical world of trees. This is not a prerequisite or requirement for completing the badge.
By tagging your child or children you are consenting for that image to be used for promotional activities of Green Tree Badge,
and are responsible for the consent of the picture of that child/ those children. You must adhere to age limitation of social media operators, and not encourage any underage usage of social media by your children. We at Green Tree Badge are not responsible for any breaches of creation or use of content created or tagged on via social media. For further information please see HERE.
Look for #greentreebadge and @greentreebadge on Instagram and Tik Tok.


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all fields are compulsory. The postal address is for sending your certificate and badges:


Sir Kenneth Olisa


Born in Nottingham and educated in State schools and Cambridge University, Ken has worked at IBM and Wang after which he founded 2 technology merchant banks.

His business career has included serving as the first British-born black director of a FTSE-100 company (Reuters) and on the Boards of major companies including Open Text, ENRC, Huawei (UK) and Nigeria’s Interswitch.

His charitable passions include President of London homeless charity Thames Reach (for which he received an OBE), Chair of welfare to work charity Shaw Trust, founding Chair of the Aleto Foundation, supporting future leaders from tough reality backgrounds.

In 2015 Her Majesty the Queen appointed Ken as her Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London – the first British-born black Lord-Lieutenant in the role’s 500 year history and in 2018 he was knighted for services to business and philanthropy.

Alex Wilson

Education & Schools Advisor

An educator for 30 years, specialising in Religious Studies, Philosophy and History, latterly a Headmistress of both a girls school in London and a thriving co-ed school in East Yorkshire. My core aim is to give every child floors and not ceilings, to empower them with confidence built on a nurturing belief in them from the adults supporting them and celebrating their successes and talents so that they leave school as a rounded human being with a desire to make the most of their education, grounded in the Biblical teaching that ‘from those to whom much is given much is expected’.

The Hon Jeremy Soames

Chairman of the Churchill Fellowship

Jeremy Soames is the grandson of Sir Winston Churchill and has spent most of his career in investment management and banking, mainly with the N M Rothschild Group, where he was a director of operating companies in Europe, Asia and the USA. He is an experienced Chair and Non-executive Director with former roles including Chairman of the National Pension Fund for Nurses, Trustee of the Royal Opera House Trust and the Burdett Trust.

Become a partner, learn more or donate books.

All requests will go through our vetting process in terms of fit and appropriateness of your organisation with Green Tree Badge values.

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Smruti Sriram

Chief Executive,
Bags of Ethics

Since she was 18, Smruti has been involved in education, mentoring, and skills training for young people, through the Wings of Hope children’s charity. Smruti says: “My work at Bags of Ethics is focused on the mission to make reusable living desirable, through great partnerships and design, whilst championing people and planet.” Some notable charity projects Smruti had led include The Great British Designer Project, with the British Fashion Council, and the merchandise project for the Queen’s Green Canopy. “I love camelia trees as my family planted eight of them as a gift when my son was born.”

Dr R. Sri Ram

Founder Bags of Ethics
and The Wings of Hope
Children’s Charity

Dr Sri Ram is the Founder and Chairman of Supreme Creations/ Bags of Ethics. For over 25 years his company has reduced single use plastic bags in the billions of tonnes for many leading brands. Dr Sri says  80% of our workforce are women who have been empowered to be self-reliant and trained to the highest levels”. Sri believes young people can drive real positive change. The Wings of Hope Achievement Award has seen over 35,000 UK students gain life skills training and connect with other children around the world, supporting free education projects. Many years ago, His Majesty King Charles III gave Sri’s business an award, an oak sapling that Sri planted with pride in his garden

Becky Wilkinson

Learning and Outreach Manager,
The Royal Forestry Society

Becky is driven by making a difference in the lives of children and young people and is never happier than when out in a forest.

Becky says: “As soon as my children could talk, they loved dinosaurs. They were fascinated when I told them that the monkey puzzle tree that we see today is related to a tree that existed before the time of the dinosaurs. Years on, they still love to call out every time they see a monkey puzzle tree when we are out as a family.

Christopher Williams

Chief Executive,
The Royal Forestry Society

pine tree

Christopher has worked in the environment and education sectors for over 30 years. He is passionate about connecting young people with their environment, especially trees, and forestry, and creating a greener and more sustainable future for everyone. His favorite tree is the Scots pine. Christopher says: “They can be such an impressive tree in a forest setting or on their own, and they are some tall Scots pine trees near where I live, and I always look out at them after a long journey home.

Tony Kirkham MBE,
VMH, FICFor (Hon)

Former Head of the Arboretum,
Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew.

Tony has worked with trees all his life and was inspired by the horse chestnut tree, the source of conkers for the well-known game. His teacher bought a bunch of twigs to school, and told him why it is called horse chestnut, which is due to the horseshoe-shaped leaf scars on the twigs. Tony says, “It is one of the easiest trees to identify, but unfortunately is now under threat.” This experience led Tony to what he considers to be the best job in the world.

Curating the incredible tree collection of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, where he worked for 43 years before retiring in 2021.