• Helping Cities go Carbon Neutral

    one Urban Tiny Forest at a Time

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    THE PILLARS

    The methodology developed by A Piece of Lemon Cake pivots around three pillars

  • Urban Voids

    KEY FOR SUSTAINABLE IMPACT

     

    Urban voids, also called terrain vague, are spaces of transition or transformation. They are empty spaces for use, but not for the value or existence of buildings and/or facilities.

    Tiny Forest

    THE TOOL TO TRANSFORMING CITIES

     

    It is a concept developed by the Japanese botanist Akira Miyawaki.

    It is a dense, fast-growing native woodland the size of a tennis court. It grows 10x faster and becomes 30x denser and 100x more biodiverse than those planted by conventional methods.

    Circular Economy

    OUR APPROACH FOR GOOD GROWTH

     

    Every partnership we establish reflects the triple win: the planet wins, the city wins, and all stakeholders involved win.

    We make this ambition possible by designing business models based on circular economy principles.

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    KEY STAKEHOLDERS

    To implement its methodology A Piece of Lemon Cake partners with the following key stakeholders

  • City Halls & Parishes

    Our methodology allows municipalities to transform urban voids into spaces of belonging, social cohesion, economic activity, and carbon sequestration.

     

    If you are a Parish or a City Hall and you are interested in learning more about how to implement our methodology, please fill out the contact form available at the end of this page. 

    Primary & Secondary Schools

    Schools are one way to reach out to families and, more importantly, to the grownups of the future: our children. 

    There are a number of ways Schools can collaborate with different levels of involvement.  

    Explore them all in the Schools section.

    Corporations

    There are many ways to get involved as a corporation and play a leading role in helping your city to go carbon neutral. 

    Explore them all in the Corporations section!

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    SCHOOLS

    Learn how can you join us in this amazing adventure for the Planet

  • Beginner

    Basic engagement

    The School opens the door to A Piece of Lemon Cake to present the initiative online or at your premises.

    Advanced

    The School participates in planting one of the A Piece of Lemon Cake's Tiny Forest.

    Advocate

    The School with A Piece of Lemon Cake's support plants a Tiny Forest at their facilities and perform year-long topic-related activities. 

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    CORPORATIONS

    Learn how can you play an active role in your community and help the Planet

  • Donate

    Planting a Tiny Forest requires many resources, stating the site.

    Contact us!  We will be more than happy to explore win-win circular business models. 

    Sponsor

    As a corporation you can have a more visible involvement with the community by sponsoring aTiny Forest, or Parish, or even a city.

    Offset Carbon

    You may be interested in offsetting part of your carbon, buying carbon credits from our project.

  • FAQ

    Here is where we give some answers to the most frequently asked questions about our project. 

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    Are all Tiny Forest the same?

    Absolutely not.  

    Each Tiny Forest is one of a kind as the characteristics of the urban void define what can grow. Factors such as hours of exposure to sunlight, soil profile, depth, fertility, and gradient. The existence of buried pipes, or other elements above the ground such as advertising billboards, will strongly influence the diversity of species composition and planning of the Tiny Forest.

     

    What makes A Piece of Lemon Cake unique compared to other initiatives that also use Tiny Forests?

    We use Tiny Forests to repurpose urban voids that oftentimes become spaces of conflict, social exclusion, and economic inactivity, by transforming them into spaces that improve social cohesion, activating the potential of cities to  become biodiversity hubs and carbon sinks.

    Other models that we have seen around the world pivot primarily around biodiversity and, in developing countries, food security.

     

    What are the main benefits that A Piece of Lemon Cake brings to Cities?

    These are the main benefits of applying A Piece of Lemon Cake model to any city in the world:

    1. Transforming spaces of conflict into spaces of social cohesion.

    2. Maximizing the carbon sequestration capacity of cities.

    3.  Revitalising the local economy with new business models based on circular economic principles

    4. Adding value to the real estate market and that of nearby buildings.

    5. Reducing the heating and cooling needs of nearby buildings.

    6. Improving biodiversity.

    7. Reducing the impact of urban heat islands.

    8. Reducing air and noise pollution. 

    9. Fighting the war on sedentary lifestyles.

    10. Reducing food waste and increasing food security.

    Do you have any other questions?

    Let us know by filling out the form in the Contact section

  • CONTACT

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