Plastic tubes face redundancy following vote for Plastic Free Woodlands

A Dales project to remove redundant plastic tree guards and plant more than 7,000 trees to trial alternatives has been shortlisted by the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) to receive funding it was announced yesterday.

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What planet are we on?

A series of podcasts available on BBC Sounds at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/brand/p08tdhyl. Really worth listening to, hosted by Liz Bonnin with Matt McGrath and Victoria Gill who are joined by different experts for each podcast.

In the first one Liz interviews David Attenborough who emphasizes our interconnectedness to nature, coming at this from various directions, including how human incursions into forests have very likely brought the Covid 19 virus into contact with humans, to how, during the lockdowns of 2020 we have shown how beneficial some green space is to human mental health.  David Attenborough concludes he is hopeful that we can do something about climate change.

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What Kendal is doing about Climate Change

The UK’s first ever climate change citizens’ town level jury has been a huge success say the organisers and is now drawing up and voting on recommendations.  In April 2019 Kendal Town Council declared a climate emergency and during the summer was actively finding out what the public thinks via the UK’s first ever town level Climate Change Citizens’ Jury at town level.

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Woodland Trust to plant 50 million trees to fight climate crisis: Free trees for schools and communities

The Trust a conservation charity, is urging millions of people to join its “big climate fightback” by planting trees this November to build support to sustain the biggest mass planting campaign the country has seen. The efforts come in the face of the impacts of Covid-19, with tree planting rates falling, despite the need to increase woodland cover to store carbon and tackle the climate crisis. As part of the push, the Woodland Trust is sending more than 600,000 free trees to community groups and schools over the next few weeks.

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