Trees not only soak up the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and give oxygen back, they are also important for wildlife/biodiversity (a single oak can support 500 different species) and they help to prevent flooding. For this project we are working with the Woodland Trust, the Lune Rivers Trust, the Forestry Commission and the Lune Valley Beekeepers Association amongst others.
People will soon be able to ‘buy’ trees for £1 each from here and at the event (August 11th and 12th) plus we are introducing a voluntary ‘green levy’ for businesses that benefit from the event to purchase a number of trees after the Carnival (minimum 10 trees = £10, no maximum).
We want to engage with you, the community, to achieve this and we need some help. We are particularly interested in hearing from the artistic and crafting communities and have launched a Primary Schools photo competition with prizes to the value of £680, and a writing project. The six winning photos will be enlarged to poster size, framed and displayed at the event when the prizes will also be given by Dave Guest from North West Tonight. A selection of the written pieces will be displayed at the event, too, for thousands of people to read.
Any pledges of volunteer support or business sponsorship can be made to Ian Hughes on 01524 409606 or email@example.com.
Get Involved: This is a huge project that goes beyond the Trees ‘n’ Bees (T&B) initiative, and we could definitely do with some willing and cheerful support. We are also conducting an Initial Environmental Review (IER) which will look at emissions, energy and water use, waste and recycling etc. All reasonable expenses will be covered at cost plus food and drink provided.
A. Trees ‘n’ Bees Initiative
B. Initial Environmental Review
Assistants at the Carnival to help gather information (no experience required, opportunity to learn if interested). Could also assist in writing the report, again if interested.
Logistical support prior to and following the event for both a) and b) above.
Questions and Further information:
Please contact Ian Hughes on 01524 409606 or firstname.lastname@example.org.