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Trees For MPs – #ReforestEarth

Our last trees ๐ŸŒณ action led to tree planting plans in the UK ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง going from 11 million to almost a billion.
Ed Miliband:
โ€œI think youโ€™ve changed the conversation, and forced politics to sit up and take noticeโ€

Caroline Lucas:
โ€œWhat better way to reach the hearts of some MPs who are not yet as engaged as they might be? Congratulations – itโ€™s really making an impact.โ€

It might sound like the UK is now on the right track ๐ŸŒฑ, but we’re not.

UK tree cover = 13%
Current UK target = 18% (over 25 years!)
Europe’s ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ tree cover = 37%
UK tree cover before humans ~ 70%

Time is running out โณ to turn the climate and ecological crisis around, so Planet A and Friends of The Earth are running an even bigger action, and WE NEED YOUR HELP ๐Ÿ’ช

Together, we’ll demand that the UK doubles tree cover.

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๐Ÿ‹ THE PLAN ๐Ÿ‹

At 10am on Wednesday 30th September, at least 650 mixed, native, potted trees will arrive near the UK parliament ๐Ÿ›, each labelled with the name of an MP.

Remaining trees will be labelled with international ambassadors ๐ŸŒ to get other countries involved too

WE NEED YOUR HELP to march the trees ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ from the drop off point, in a glorious, leafy procession.

WE NEED YOUR HELP to arrange the trees into the words “climate crisis” for an aerial ๐Ÿ“ธ photograph.

WE NEED YOUR HELP to dance and enjoy the music ๐ŸŽป from Mercury Prize short-listed Sam Lee and the One World Choir.

WE NEED YOUR HELP to tweet and email โœ‰๏ธ MPs to ask them to come to pick up their trees. You can even do this from home if you can’t get down to London – updates will be posted here!

WE NEED YOUR HELP to keep track of when MPs and ambassadors pick up their trees ๐ŸŒฟ, so we can see which parties are winning the race.

WE NEED YOUR HELP to talk to MPs or send them to our team members to talk about the importance of restoring our forests, and making big commitments for rapid change ๐Ÿพ.

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We will have all of the permissions so that anyone and everyone will be able to get involved, risk-free. Families with children are more than welcome. Weโ€™ll have face paints for kids ๐ŸŽจ.

Latest details on Facebook event page

 

Event Details

Location Parliament Square
London, SW1P 3JX
Start Monday 1 Mar 2021 10:00am
Finish Monday 1 Mar 2021 5:00pm
Organised by Planet A and Friends of the Earth
Booking https://www.facebook.com/events/2474056702849184/


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