On 25 January our first Woodlands for All Lobbying training took place. We learned all about non-violent ways of talking to our local MP about the things that we care about and affect us deeply. Following the session, we are formulating some simple questions to ask our MP, Sir Mike Penning. We want him to act in defence of trees and to support forestation – an effective action against climate change, for a healthier and more beautiful environment.
Our steering group is supported by members of the Dacorum Environmental Forum, Friends of Halsey Field, Dacorum Interfaith Network, and Carey Baptist eco-Church. We invite local people to get involved who are passionate about woodlands and what they do for us. Our lobby will include speakers on the importance of planting more trees in Hemel Hempstead and conserving the woodland we have for future generations. We are presenting evidence of the role of trees in combatting climate change and air pollution and the ways trees help the mental and physical health of residents of our town.
How you can get involved
You can attend one of our monthly training and planning sessions, through which you will be able to join a 1 hour online meeting with Mike Penning in April 2021.
Training – Next session 3.00 – 3.45 pm 23 February
All our online training sessions are being provided by ecological lobbying charity, Hope For The Future
To join the group, please contact Suzanne Watts, event organiser at HemelQuakerClerk @ gmail.com