What to watch on the box this week…
It’s COP, climate change is all over the news and we’re in week 3 of Big Climate Fightback, raising awareness of the role trees play in fighting climate change. The Trust is getting its fair share of TV coverage this week which you might like to tune in for. There’s links for anyone who can’t catch the programmes LIVE (links will work once programmes have aired)
The highlights are…
C4 Dispatches 8pm tonight
“How green is the Government’: As Britain prepares to host the COP26 summit, this Dispatches special investigates the PM’s claim that the UK is the global leader in the fight against the climate crisis. The programme features an interview with Woodland Trust’s Nick Phillips our Principal Forestry Policy Advocate who will be talking about woodland expansion and investment.
Seat at the Table, You-Tube Originals (WT featuring in Episode 6 released today 5-6pm)
“Seat at the Table” follows YouTube creator, influencer and climate advocate Jack Harries, as he highlights the devastating impacts and innovative solutions to climate change.
This 12-episode series will feature YouTube creators, communities, campaigners, and innovative problem-solvers spanning multiple continents to discover the untold human and environmental stories behind the climate crisis. The series will particularly focus on telling the stories of people on the front lines of climate change around the world ahead of a crucial UN climate summit, COP-26 in Glasgow.
Jack visited Loch Arkaig and looked at the work the Trust is doing to restore this amazing habitat. Featuring our very own Henry Dobson who is the Site Manager at Loch Arkaig.
Countryfile Sunday 7th 17:05 Plant Britain special
Nick Phillips and Kelvin Archer (Site Manager) is at Smithills looking at the work we are doing in the fight against tree disease and the wider issues of the UK’s biosecurity and tree planting with Tom Heap.
Vicki Baddeley our Senior Project Lead for Community Woodland Outreach is talking all about hedges and tree packs while she helps plant some trees on an estate in Bristol with Margerita Taylor.