Hazelmere cafe owner’s green bean plan

Expressing his green side: Bolt Cafe owner Steve Lomax.          d456938
Expressing his green side: Bolt Cafe owner Steve Lomax.         d456938

HELPING to plant trees in Hazelmere can be as simple as buying a cup of coffee.

As part of Plastic Free July, Bolt Coffee owner Steve Lomax encouraged customers to bring in a reusable cup and when they bought coffee they would receive a coffee bean to place in a jar.

Every bean now represents a tree Mr Lomax will buy from Men of the Trees on their behalf and plant on August 6 with help from the Lower Helena Association and Transition Town Guildford.

“I’m not really a ‘greenie’ but it seems pretty obvious to me that we need more trees because they’re the things that are keeping us going,” he said.

“More trees are being cut down.”

In the same scheme last year, he planted 100 trees.

“It is a simple way to for people to help the environment,” he said.