Allstar EcoPoint




Allstar's EcoPoint Programme - a simple way to turn your business’ unavoidable CO2 emissions 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 balance the consequences of their journeys in new UK government certified carbon woodlands.

Over time these new woodlands will not only capture a vehicle’s carbon dioxide, they will also help to reduce flooding, provide habitats for nature, capture other atmospheric pollutants, purify rivers, and offer recreational space for people.


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. The Woodland Carbon Code certifies projects to ISO standards, and the certification and planting status of each woodland is publicly verifiable via the Markit Registry. Projects outside the UK are certified under one of the leading carbon standards used in the international voluntary carbon market.

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

Where are the woodlands? 

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

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. Validated under the Woodland Carbon Code. read more...
Allstar EcoPoint at Nanpantan

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 corridor between Abernathy Forest and Revack Estate woodlands.​ read more...
Lynbreck ground prep

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. Natural flood managementIn September 2008 and July 2009 prolonged and intense rainfall caused major flooding in the north-east Cheviots, on the Scottish/English border, with significant damage to infrast... read more...

Allstar EcoPoint at Rob's Wood

This is a native woodland close to the village of West Rainton, near Durham. It has been planted as a home for biodiversity and for public access. Validated under the Woodland Carbon Code. read more...
Allstar EcoPoint at Rob's Wood

Allstar EcoPoint at Boston Beech

This project has enabled the expansion of the Boston Woods Trust’s community woodland, situated on the northern edge of the town of Boston. Both the existing woodland, and the expansion areas, have parking, footpaths, open spaces and seating, and are designed specifically for public enjoyment. Validated under the Woodland Carbon Code. read more...
Boston Beech 1

Allstar EcoPoint at Mill of Pitmedden

This is a native broadleaf woodland planted on former agricultural land with the A96 Aberdeen - Inverness road to the south and the River Urie to the north. The site was previously used for grazing and was fallow in the years running up planting.The project's objectives are to:- add to the surrounding landscape with changing colours through the seasons- sequester atmospheric carbon - provide ... read more...
Mill of Pitmedden - January 2016

Allstar EcoPoint at Craigs

This new 13 hectare woodland is north of Lanercost, in Cumbria, and close to the Scottish border. The woodland comprises predominantly native broadleaf species, with a small coniferous element. The woodland has been planted for multiple purposes: habitat creation, carbon capture, and low intensity productive use. read more...
Craigs planting

Allstar EcoPoint at Maddie's Wood

This is a native woodland on former arable land close to the town of Houghton-le-Spring, Tyne & Wear. This site is crossed and edged by public footpaths. The project was designed to optimise benefits to as wide a range of wildlife as possible. read more...
Maddie's Wood

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). The planned rotation length for the conifers is 45 to 70 years (to allow for phased clear ... read more...
Allstar EcoPoint at Mains of Edinvale

Allstar EcoPoint at Madresfield

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 trees. Some wildflower species previously suppressed by arable farming will also re-esta... read more...
Allstar Madresfield visit October 2015

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 low intervention basis once established. Validated under the Woodland Carbon Code. ... read more...
Rottal - July 2015

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 planted in compartments along headwaters of the Eddleston catchment.Natural f... read more...

Allstar EcoPoint in Bolivia

In 2016 Allstar and EcoPoint members began investing in forest creation projects beyond the UK, in addition to continuing with their woodland creation in the UK. Allstar EcoPoint’s first non-UK project is in Bolivia, where they have been supporting rural smallholders in reforestation activities with mixed, mainly native tree species for sustainable forestry management. As well as capturi... read more...
Reforestation in the Bolivian Amazon

Allstar EcoPoint at David's Wood

This is a new native woodland on the edge of the town of Tycroes, north of Swansea. The site is directly to the north of the local primary school and is a community woodland with full public access. Validated under the Woodland Carbon Code. read more...
David's Wood

Allstar EcoPoint at 4 Gesto

The primary aim of this project is to deliver an expansion of native woodland, and it comprises only native broadleaf species suitable for the site and naturally present in the landscape. As with all Woodland Carbon Code certified projects the UK Forestry Standard was strictly complied with during the design process (covering areas such as species selection, densities, proportion of open ground, p... read more...
lawel hill