By Deirdre Tynan •
Published: 07 Jun 2021 • 7:07
These flowers in the city are the centre piece of Murcia
Britons everywhere have been urged to “Plant for our Planet” in a new campaign to increase the number of trees and flowers.
The campaign is aimed at inspiring the Britons everywhere to get planting and was launched on World Environment Day, June 5.
“Through thousands of individual actions, we want to send a simple message – we are in this together for our planet,” said UK Environment Minister Rebecca Pow.
“The world has an extraordinary opportunity at COP26 to come together to tackle climate change and reverse biodiversity loss. Plant For Our Planet is a chance for the public to take part, planting flowers and trees, restoring a community space and getting out into nature,” she added.
The campaign – backed by green organisations such as The Wildlife Trusts, Woodland Trust, National Trust, Horticultural Trades Association and Royal Horticultural Society – is asking individuals and communities to play their part in helping reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, and supporting nature recovery by planting flowers and trees, restoring community spaces and getting out into nature.
“Whether it is planting a window box, flexing green fingers out in the garden or sprucing up a community space, the public are encouraged to #PlantForOurPlanet and share their story on digital channels and social media. From planting flowers for pollinators to a tree in a garden, or wider nature activities such as building insect hotels, vegetable patches or simply letting your grass grow, by encouraging more people to get involved in the campaign, everyone can play a part in helping to protect and enhance our natural environment,” the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs added in a statement.
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Deirdre Tynan is an award-winning journalist who enjoys bringing the best in news reporting to Spain’s largest English-language newspaper, Euro Weekly News. She has previously worked at The Mirror, Ireland on Sunday and for news agencies, media outlets and international organisations in America, Europe and Asia. A huge fan of British politics and newspapers, Deirdre is equally fascinated by the political scene in Madrid and Sevilla. She moved to Spain in 2018 and is based in Jaen.
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