A tree can be planted for just £3.
How many trees could you plant with one day's salary?
On 20th September people around the world will be taking action as part of the Global Climate Strike. The strike has been organised primarily by brilliant young people who have inherited the burden of fighting for their future. We are all in this fight together.
As leaders in health have continued to join the dots between human health and climate change, it's becoming much clearer that we as healthcare professionals have a wider responsibility to the health of the planet.
As practicing healthcare professionals, we at Medact Yorkshire agree that there is an undeniable link between health and climate change. We are starting the “Forest for Health” project as our response to the Global Climate Strike: as NHS workers we cannot strike but still want to take action on Friday 20th to take steps towards supporting both planetary and people's health the world over.
Will you join us?
We can still show our support and solidarity with those who have chosen to take a moral stand in the struggle against climate breakdown by donating a day's salary in a positive way, to do just a little bit more to safeguard the future of our woodlands and forests, and that of our children and our planet.
New research estimates that a worldwide planting programme could remove two-thirds of human related emissions (1). This is unfortunately in the face of massive forest fires and deforestation, partly fuelled by our food imports, from the Amazon Rainforest to the home of the orangutans in South East Asia. We can start at home and help to restore the natural beauty of our land in the UK by re-foresting where we can.
We are asking you to help support efforts to tackle climate change by donating the equivalent of one day’s salary or whatever you can, to the Woodland Trust to help their ongoing work in protecting this country's woods, planting trees and restoring ancient woodland for the benefit of wildlife and people. It costs only £3 to fund a tree and £15 to get it in the ground.
"Our house is on fire, let’s act like it" - Greta Thunberg, 2019