Musician Ed Sheeran has pledged his commitment to “rewild as much of the UK as I can”.
In an interview with BBC Radio London, the singer-songwriter said he is buying plots of land across the UK in order to be more environmentally sustainable.
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.”
The Bad Habits star lives on a 16-acre estate in Suffolk which includes a pub, recording studio, tree house and a cinema. He also revealed plans to turn his East Suffolk estate, called “Sheeranville,” into a wildlife meadow.
“Sheeranville” is already home to a “massive beehive” and a large pond, which supports native wildlife such as newts, salamanders, hedgehogs, and a grass snake.
Ed Sheeran’s rewilding plans are to make up for the carbon footprint caused by his job as a touring musician, which is not “a hugely sustainable job”.
He added: “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.
“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.”
Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyle including sustainable and green living