Praise U.K. for Massive Reforestation Project

Target: Theresa May, Prime Minister of the U.K.

Goal: Applaud ambitious plan to plant 50 million trees in the next 25 years.

The U.K. is one of the least forested countries in all of Europe; U.K. tree cover is only about 13 percent compared to a European Union average of 38 percent. But a new government initiative aims to change the U.K.’s dismal forest cover percentage. Prime Minister Theresa May has announced a plan to create over 62 thousand acres of woodland, connecting five smaller forests in northern England. This forest will greatly expand wildlife habitat and help combat climate change: it is estimated that it will be able to sequester over seven million tons of carbon. As the Prime Minister has stated, “It is vital that we leave our planet in a better state than we found it, with cleaner air, stronger protections for animal welfare and greener spaces for everyone to enjoy.”

Sign this petition to praise the U.K. for making this important commitment to reforestation.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Prime Minister May,

I am writing to applaud your decision to undertake an impressive reforestation project in northern England. Reforestation not only has beneficial environmental impacts, but important economic benefits as well. It is estimated that reforestation efforts in England will save as many as 190,000 homes from flood damage. Although the project will cost about 500 million pounds, it is estimated that it will produce 2 billion pounds through tourism, job creation, and the reduction of flooding. I sincerely thank you for your commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of our plant.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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8 Comments

  1. Gen Agustsson says:

    plant more trees not less. plant trees not cut down trees in order to make buildings, paper, and stuff.

  2. GREAT WORK FOR THE FOREST.

  3. D. Farrimond says:

    IT WOOD HAVE BEEN A LOT CHEAPER TO LEAVE IT ALONE IN THE FIRST PLACE

  4. I agree, it would have been a lot cheaper to have left it alone in the first place.

  5. I agree, it would have been a lot cheaper to have left it alone in the first place.

  6. I agree, it would have been a lot cheaper to have left it alone in the first place.

    NOW –

    A pristine woodland park in the United Kingdom may soon be destroyed by fracking. Energy company Ineos has planned to extract shale gas in Clumber Park, a wooded preserve in Nottinghamshire. The park stretches for over one thousand acres.

    So leave this precious pristine woodland park alone you money hungry bastards.

  7. It’s good to see they are finally doing this, even though it is only because they legally have to.
    I thank you ❤

  8. Hopefully this commitment will stand solid when other parties come into power.

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