News

Forthcoming Events

Tree Planting at Pastures Field in Bewholme in East Riding, Sat 14 March 2020, 9.30 to 2.30, Wood Nook Fold, Catfos Road, Bewholme, Driffield. YO25 8EH  –plant a 550-metre hedgerow and create a small copse, adding another 2750 trees to the Northern Forest Tally. https://www.facebook.com/events/525422705064892/

CCA Quiz Night, Mon 6 April 2020, 8.30 pm, Ryder Club, Coltman St, Hull HU3 2SJ. Help raise money for Constable Community Allotment, tickets £3 covering quiz and food. Contact Lausanne on 07816 141169 to book.

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Making Ecocide a crime

The Stop Ecocide campaign is working to change the law so that Ecocide – destroying the earth – becomes a crime. Started by a group of lawyers, including Polly Higgins, who died earlier this year, the campaign is gaining momentum and you can sign up to become an Earth Protector.

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More information about the campaign, about Polly Higgins and about signing up as an Earth Protetor at
 

https://www.stopecocide.earth

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TREES

One Hull of a Forest is a new project whose main aim is to plant trees, involving schools and businesses and the general public, to help increase the woodland cover in Hull and the East Riding.The project is linked to the HEYwoods strategy group, with a target to plant 1.2 million trees over the coming years, as part of the Northern Forest Initiative. It hopes to put Hull on the map as one of the greenest cities in the north of England. The project is managed by the ‘Plant a Tree Today’ Foundation (PATT Foundation) and the following link provides more info. They are looking for involvement in lots of ways and the link has a contact form where you can leave your details to find out more.

https://pattfoundation.org/484/one-hull-of-a-forest/

Urban Tree Challenge Fund (UTCF) seeks to plant at least 130,000 trees. It provides funding to support the planting and establishment of large and small trees in urban and peri-urban areas in England. The support is competitive and targeted at projects that can provide the greatest environmental, social and economic benefits in our towns and cities. Public bodies, community groups, charities and non-government organisations, individuals and private companies who provide matched funding are eligible to apply.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/urban-tree-challenge-fund

The Woodland Trust is offering free trees to schools and communities. Apply now and the trees will be delivered in November 2019

https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/plant-trees/free-trees/

Treesisters  is a grassroots network of women planting over two million trees a year in the tropics. These are women committed to the restoration of our forests and the rebalancing of humanity’s relationship with the natural world, and you can join them.

https://www.treesisters.org/

Friends of the Earth Trees Campaign  calls for the tree cover in the UK to be doubled by 2045 as one of the best solutions to protect the environment and achieve net zero emissions. To sign the petition and read more:

https://friendsoftheearth.uk/trees

Tree Aid is a UK Charity which works with communities in Africa to ensure they have the resources, training and support to grow and restore trees on their land.

Tree Aid

Ecosia is a search engine that plants trees. It uses the advertising revenue from your searches to plant trees where they are needed most.

https://www.ecosia.org

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Transition & Permaculture Hull is part of the Transition Network

Transition & Permaculture Hull has a copies of Transition Network Publications which can be borrowed on request

  • 21 Stories of Transition
  • The Transition Handbook
  • The Transition Companion
  • The Power of Just Doing Stuff
  • In Transition 1.0 DVD: from oil dependence to local resilience
  • In Transition 2.0 DVD: a story of resilience and hope
  • Voices of Transition DVD : community-led food production

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Sites suggested by Transition & Permaculture Hull members:

page updated March 2020