Super Campaigner News – March 2019
March signals the start of a new season – spring! It’s time again for new life, fresh shoots and beautiful blossom.
It’s also time again to invite your MPs to the All-Party Parlimentary Group on Ancient Woodland and Veteran Trees (APPG). The recent changes in Parliament mean that this will be an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) so its more important than ever that as many MPs as possible attend. At the last meeting, a number of MPs said they only went because they’d received letters from their constituents asking them to. The power is in your hands – lets get our representatives doing something useful! Ask your friends and family to do the same. Here’s your link: www.woodlandtru.st/EuF00.
March will also see our first campaign relating to the proposed Ox-Cam express way. This will be a quick fire action so get set for my email with more information.
Thank you for all your hard work throughout February with the #ShowTheLove campaign. It was great to see so many of you getting involved. The finalle will be on March 11th with the Green Heart Hero Awards. We’re delighted as the Trust has been nominated for our Heartwood project in the Outdoor Innovation category. We’re also pleased to see that Lord Framlingham and Angela Smith MP, who have both supported our work to protect ancient trees and woods, have been nominated for Greenest Peer and Greenest MP respectivly. Fingers corssed for us all!
Following the awards, as part of GreenerUK and The Climate Coalition, we’ll be turning our attention to the Mass Lobby which we’ll be attending on the 26th June. I’d love for you all to join me in Westminster where we can speak to our MPs side by side. More information will be heading your way soon.
Our latest Campaigns Update is available on the WT website here. You can read all about what the campaigns team are up to here in the office!
Super Campaigner of the Month
This goes to Daisy who has been displaying her tree inspired artwork throughout February as part of her course’s ‘Work in Progress’ show (see some pictures below). She used the opportunity to talk to people visiting the exhibition about woods and trees and our #ShowTheLove campaign. Great work Daisy!