Our Woodlands Project Starts to Branch Out

Woodlands for all infographic

The story of our Hope for the Future event, 22 April 2021. Infographic by Rebecca Roberts, Enviro- visuals

Our Zoom event attracted local MP Sir Mike Penning, representatives of the Hertfordshire County,  Dacorum Borough Councils and 40+ concerned local residents.
We continue to work on our mission to find ways to maintain and expand our natural woodlands.

Woodland is:

  •  a natural way to reduce carbon emissions
  • a home for endangered species of animals and plants
  • a place for human wellbeing
  • a resource that adds huge value to a town like Hemel Hempstead

Our small team are committed volunteer Quakers, Baptists and members of other faiths,  eco-activists from local pressure groups  such as the Dacorum Environmental Forum. 

We have committed to work together in our joint enterprise.  Our next actions were agreed at a steering meeting the week after the event which took place on 22 April on Zoom.

  1. Organise group knowledge sharing and research around understanding the Dacorum Local Strategic Plan
  2. Work on mapping Hemel Hempstead’s existing woodland and tree cover 
  3. Decide on specifics of approach and key points to raise with Dacorum Council when our next meeting is arranged

We are grateful for the support and expertise of the team of talented and dedicated young people at the Hope for the Future charity.

This movement was inspired by Colin Cartwright , minister at the Carey Baptist eco – Church, who approached us to partner with him, following our Climate Justice seminar for local people in September 2020.

2021 marks 10 years of Quakers’ Canterbury Commitment to take action to become a low carbon, sustainable community.

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