Trees For MPs – #ReforestEarth
Our last trees 🌳 action led to tree planting plans in the UK 🇬🇧 going from 11 million to almost a billion.
“I think you’ve changed the conversation, and forced politics to sit up and take notice”
“What better way to reach the hearts of some MPs who are not yet as engaged as they might be? Congratulations – it’s really making an impact.”
It might sound like the UK is now on the right track 🌱, but we’re not.
UK tree cover = 13%
Current UK target = 18% (over 25 years!)
Europe’s 🇪🇺 tree cover = 37%
UK tree cover before humans ~ 70%
Time is running out ⏳ 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 💪
Together, we’ll demand that the UK doubles tree cover.
🐋 THE PLAN 🐋
At 10am on Wednesday 30th September, at least 650 mixed, native, potted trees will arrive near the UK parliament 🏛, each labelled with the name of an MP.
Remaining trees will be labelled with international ambassadors 🌏 to get other countries involved too
WE NEED YOUR HELP to march the trees 👩👩👧👦 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 📸 photograph.
WE NEED YOUR HELP to dance and enjoy the music 🎻 from Mercury Prize short-listed Sam Lee and the One World Choir.
WE NEED YOUR HELP to tweet and email ✉️ 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 🌿, 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 🐾.
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. We’ll have face paints for kids 🎨.
Latest details on Facebook event page
|London, SW1P 3JX|
|Start||Wednesday 30 Sep 2020 10:00am|
|Finish||Wednesday 30 Sep 2020 7:00pm|
|Organised by||Planet A and Friends of the Earth|