Jun 03 2019

Super Campaigner News – June 2019

This month we welcome some wonderful new volunteers to Special Branch and prepare ourselves for the biggest lobby event of the year. It’s also the final month for nominations for both Tree of the Year and the Volunteer of the Year. Don’t miss out!


The Time is Now

You still have time to sign up to come to ‘The Time Is Now’ mass lobby on the 26th of this month. The Woodland Trust is attending alongside our friends at GreenerUK and The Climate Coalition. It’s so important, that WT staff taking a day off from our usual work to come along. We need to tell our MPs that The Time Is Now for action on Climate Change and to pass ambitious environmental laws – and we’re going to tell them, face to face.

If you can’t come along, then this could be an opportunity to talk to your networks about the power of engaging with our decision makers and asking for change. You could blog, write press releases for your local press or hold events to discuss either of the two issues and their impact on your local area, or what your networks could be doing as individuals.

Once it’s been signed off (imminent!) I’ll send you all our Woodland Trust guide on the issues and our asks. Hopefully this will be helpful and provide you with some detail about the campaign. We also have an email your MP action live at the moment – asking for an ambitious Environment Bill. If you can’t come to the lobby this is a perfect alternative (and if you can, an addition!).


Special Branch is growing

Last month it was my pleasure to welcome some new Volunteers to the crew. They’ve made a great start, and have already had an impact. You can read Nell’s new blog here englandnature.com and catch up with @LauraDensem and @RuthHolmes2 on Twitter.

If you know someone else that might be interested in campaigning with us, direct them to the volunteering section of the website here.

Remember you can find me on Twitter and Facebook: @TreeTilley.


Brilliant Blogs

As always I’ve got a number of blogs to share with you. A big thank you to everyone who’s written so beautifully.


Nimue has been discussing her favorite tree and why margins and edges are so important


Juliet has written a number of blogs documenting and raising awareness of her local trees woods and wildlife.


And as I’ve already mentioned, Nell has made her campaign blogging debut with the Trust.


Volunteer of the month

This month Debi takes the crown for her hard work on the Pagan Federation’s online Beltane festival. Debi worked with our Tree Charter delivery lead, Sarah, to weave the Tree Charter and our other campaigns seamlessly into the festival. It’s a perfect example of using existing networks and events to reach a wider audience. Well done!


Thank you for all of your hard work. You truly make waves – the campaigns team wouldn’t know what to do without you!

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