Extinction Rebellion members from across the county will be
present at Herefordshire Council’s meeting on 14 Feb to congratulate the
administration on making its first budget a “climate–friendly”
And, to celebrate the first anniversary on 8 March of the
Council’s declaration of a climate emergency, XR Herefordshire will be giving
every local councillor a tree for them to plant in a suitable place in their
Councillors will be invited to label their tree:
“In planting this tree, I pledge to consider the full life
time of this tree and that from this day forward all decisions I make on behalf
of the residents of Herefordshire will take all future generations into
Only by properly considering all future generations and the health
of the natural world on which they will depend can we adequately address the
climate crisis. By recognising there is a climate crisis and putting the
required changes into effect, XR believes there are huge opportunities to
create a better, greener future for everyone in our beautiful county.
Across the county XR is already working with landowners,
Herefordshire Wildlife Trust, the Size of Herefordshire and others to
dramatically increase the tree cover in the county.
“We want to see one new tree per
Herefordshire resident (i.e. 192,000) planted in the next three years and over
the next 10 years, (i.e. by 2030) we’d like to see a million trees planted in
Herefordshire as part of a ‘Community Tree Planting’ scheme”.
We see this massive community-led tree-planting scheme as one small but key part of creating that better future we envisage. Business as usual is not an option!