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Next steps for the Trees for Climate campaign – 31st August 12.00

Oxford Friends of the Earth is a thriving and effective local group that has been active for over 40 years. Our purpose is to work together to promote a healthy and sustainable environment

Next steps for the Trees for Climate campaign – 31st August 12.00

We need to increase tree planting on a very large scale. Friends of the Earth is calling on the UK government to commit to double tree cover across the UK as one part of work to tackle the climate crisis here and across the world. Oxford Friends of the Earth is working across Oxfordshire to support this work. Our aims are to support FoE’s national campaign and also to at least double tree cover in Oxfordshire (over the next 20 years) to absorb CO2 emissions and increase biodiversity. Currently Oxfordshire has about 9% tree cover.

We kicked off this work on August 13th, and we have our next meeting on Sat. August 31st from 12midday – 4pm at the Old Music Hall, 106-108 Cowley Road, Oxford, OX4 1JE.

From our meeting on August 13th it appears that there is interest in some specific areas

  • Working with councils and MPs
  • Engaging with landowners
  • Working with communities on tree planting
  • Working with colleges and universities
  • Working with schools

On August 31st we will discuss these areas and look to set up an issue group for each.  At the meeting we will invite each to discuss how they work together, what they might do, and the resources that might be needed.  There are some initial action ideas for each in the report from the last meeting.

We will also set up a ‘core group’ to work on communications, fundraising, events, and coordination.

We are writing now not just to invite you to the meeting but also to ask if you would like to join or coordinate one of the issue groups. We are also keen to hear from people who would like to be part of the coordinating group.

Please respond – by email to trees@oxfoe.co.uk – and return the form below.

The meeting will run from

12.00     Introductions – who’s here and what do we want to achieve

12.30     Networking lunch – please bring your lunch – food to share welcomed

1.15        How do we make this campaign work – discussion on issues groups and coordination

1.45        Split into five issue groups to discuss and agree actions

2.45        Next steps – issue groups ideas shared and developing a timetable for activity

3.30        What resources do we have and what do we need?

4.00        Time for informal discussion

4.15       close

For more information follow us: https://www.facebook.com/groups/oxfordshiretreesforclimate/

 

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