“Year of Green Action”

An introduction here: www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statement/Commons/2019-01-11/HCWS1244/

It is an opportunity for everyone to get involved and enthused about restoring nature.

Here are some ways you can take action:

The Climate Coalition’s The Time is Now mass lobby on Wed 26thJune at Westminster www.theclimatecoalition.org/thetimeisnow  and  www.christianaid.org.uk/campaigns/climate-change/thetimeisnow  Add your flag to the online map, invite your MP and attend the event to tell them the climate and the environment are important to you. Let’s make Maidstone the town with the highest number of supporters!

Kent Wildlife Trust’s Wilder Kent campaign www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk/wilder-kent

RSPB’s Let Nature Sing campaign www.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/campaigning/let-nature-sing/

Kent Green Action opportunities https://explorekent.org/kent-environment-strategy/take-action-for-the-year-of-green-action/

30 Days Wild https://action.wildlifetrusts.org/page/40705/petition/1?locale=en-GB

Wild Challenge www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/for-families/family-wild-challenge/

 

There are many citizen science projects that record data to help monitor long term trends and/or understand our current situation:

www.bto.org/our-science/projects/gardenwatch(featured on the BBC’s Springwatch in May)

www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/natures-calendar/

www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk/volunteering-opportunities/bugs-matter-volunteer

www.opalexplorenature.org/surveys

www.nhm.ac.uk/take-part/citizen-science.html

https://www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk/get-involved/searching-our-seas-and-shores

Or, just add to the raw data available to researchers by recording any species you see and using a website or a simple app on your phone to submit it, e.g. www.brc.ac.uk/irecord/

 

An article with some biblical background and more ideas for action:

www.tearfund.org/en/2019/05/creation_and_catastrophe/

 

Why not make 2019 the year you take action and also hold those in power to their responsibilities, too!

Thank you.

Alison Riggs, St Luke’s Environment Officer

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