Travel to London
We are delighted to be able to offer a discount on all National Express coach trips to London Victoria on the day. Register to receive the code.
Depending on where you might be travelling from, you may find cheap train tickets available if you book early. There are several lift-sharing websites, or you could put a shout-out to friends, colleagues and like-minded folks about travelling together.
What's happening near you?
If you can't get to London, or prefer to stay nearer to home:
You may find sister events across the country - check online, or contact local community and environment groups to find out more.
Why not arrange a meeting with your MP at their regular surgery before or after the day.
What is the Environment Bill?
Nearly all the UK's environmental laws currently come from the EU, so it’s crucial we use this opportunity to ensure that we defend and enhance protections. We want the UK to be world leading with a secure and healthy environment that includes woods and trees. The Environment Bill will replace the existing EU standards and regulations for the environment and sets out how best to manage our countryside. Although the draft (released in December 2018) is a good start, we want to see some changes around the outline plans for governance and accountability, along with ambitious binding targets.
What is a mass lobby?
The mass lobby will cover the area surrounding Westminster (along the river banks and over Lambeth Bridge). You will need to find the other people from your constituency in the mass lobby line which will be divided into regions and constituencies and will be clearly signposted. Your MP will then come to you for an informal conversation. This will be your opportunity to chat to them about climate and the environment and why trees and woods are important to you.
What if I live in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland?
This is an opportunity for you too. Just like England, Scotland’s environmental laws need protecting. The Time Is Now for the Scottish Government to support a new, strong and robust Scottish Environment Act.
In Wales we’re asking for more support for agroforestry (incorporating trees and wooded spaces into farming). We need to ask the Welsh Government to support more planting, and help ensure there’s funding to help farmers sustain existing treed areas.
Northern Ireland is one of the least wooded areas of Europe. The Time Is Now to speak up for trees.
Get involved online
You can make an impact on social media. Make sure to use the hashtags below, so everyone will see your photos and messages for wildlife.
We'll like and retweet your posts and tweets on our social media pages (Facebook/TheWoodlandTrust and Twitter @WoodlandTrust). Our blog is a great place to get the latest news.