“I am trying to rewild as much of the UK as I can. I love my county and I love wildlife and the environment.”
Musician Ed Sheeran has revealed he is on a mission to plant ‘as many trees as possible’ in a bid to offset his carbon footprint.
The 30-year-old singer, who lives on a 16-acre estate in Suffolk, made the comments in an interview with BBC Radio London.
He said: “I’m trying to buy as much land as possible and plant as many trees as possible.
“I am trying to rewild as much of the UK as I can. I love my county and I love wildlife and the environment.
“I feel like I am going to get my head bitten off anytime I say that, as my job is not a hugely sustainable job as I go and play in cities, but I am trying my best.”
Ed Sheeran’s green projects
The pop king has already started his rewilding project by turning the field by his house into a ‘wildlife meadow’.
Sheeran said: “I have got a massive beehive. I have this massive wildlife pond with newts in it, salamanders and there’s a grass snake that lives in there and hedgehogs.”
He added: “The thing with sustainability and being a public figure is when people support it, suddenly people try and find things to call them out on’ but continued to say that if everyone does their best “we can all make a difference”.
It was reported last year that Sheeran has already spent “tens of thousands of pounds on the project”.
A source told The Sun that his wife Cherry Seaborn-Sheeran is involved too as she’s into re-wilding and sustainability.
“A huge field where his outdoor wildlife pond will become a dense wood in a few years and he’s planted trees six deep around the perimeter to afford him privacy,” the source claimed.
“It’ll help reduce the carbon footprint of him being a touring rock star too.”
It seems Sheeran and his wife are really serious about living a green life. Earlier this year, Cherry left her high-powered job in the City of London to grow fruit and vegetables.
She also enrolled at Cambridge University to study for a post- graduate degree in sustainable business.
According to her Linkedin bio, Cherry is “working to create a self-sufficient living environment, aiming to produce sustainable energy, as well as all fruit and vegetables”.
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