30 November 2019
FirstPort Scotland is supporting the Woodland Trust by communicating The Big Climate Fightback campaign to all our customers and staff in Scotland. The Woodland Trust is calling on one million people to pledge to plant a tree to help fight the climate emergency.
This year, on 30 November a mass participation tree planting day with events across the country is taking place. You can join in The Big Climate Fightback.
According to the Woodland Trust “If you are unable to plant a tree as part of The Big Climate Fightback, you can still play your part. Simply pledge and make a donation to the Woodland Trust so we can carry on with our work protecting woods and wildlife.”
You can make your pledge and donate on the Woodland Trust Plant 100k website.
“Trees are the ultimate multi-taskers, helping to combat the two environmental emergencies facing our planet: climate change and biodiversity loss. They absorb carbon, fight flooding, reduce pollution, nurture wildlife and make landscapes more resilient.
Reducing our carbon emissions will never be enough. It’s vital we grow a UK-wide patchwork of trees and woods – not just by planting, but also through natural regeneration. The woods, hedges and green spaces we create buffer existing habitats, tackle climate change and reverse wildlife decline – all at the same time.”
What is The Big Climate Fightback?
The Big Climate Fightback is a campaign to get one million people to join the fight against climate change by pledging to plant a tree by Saturday 30 November 2019.
Why 30 November?
November represents the start of the traditional tree planting season. The day falls in National Tree Week, a week of tree planting organised by the Tree Council and is also Tree Charter Day – a national day of celebration of trees and woods.
What will be happening?
The Woodland Trust will be hosting public tree planting days across the UK on 30 November. There will be at least one event in each of Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales and at least five events across England. The flagship event will be held in Derbyshire at our new Young People’s Forest at Mead, near Heanor. We will also be sending out over 700,000 free trees to schools and communities for planting in late November. Visit The Woodland Trust to find an event near you.
You can pledge £1.50 to the Woodland Trust to fund the planting of a tree. FirstPort Scotland are encouraging all our staff to pledge £1.50 to sponsor the planting of a tree and will match every pledge from our Scottish team.
Contact your Development or Property Manager if you’d like to know more about planting trees in the common areas of your development.
Visit the Woodland Trust website to buy subsidised trees to plant, donate towards planting, or find out more about memorial and tree gifts.