Reforest areas around Bristol and help reduce CO2

by Save the M32 Maples in Bristol, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 27th September 2019 we successfully raised £100 with 9 supporters in 28 days

All money raised will go directly to local charity Avon Needs Trees to create more woodlands in the Avon valley and help reduce CO2 levels.

by Save the M32 Maples in Bristol, England, United Kingdom

After 4 years I've cut my super long hair and donating it to a charity that makes wigs for people who've had chemo-therapy.  I've recently heard that they will give me £10 for my hair! I'm donating this to ANT. It would be great if you could sponsor my hair cut by matching that with a donation of any amount you can afford - or £1 an inch. It's 10 inches long so that would mean a donation of £10.  Otherwise feel free to donate as much as little as you want.  



My chosen Charity - Avon Needs Trees

Avon Needs Trees is a newly registered charity (Charity Number 1184386) that aims to buy land throughout the Bristol - Avon catchment area and reforest it. They are supported by The Environment Agency, The Woodland Trust, The Bristol-Avon Rivers Trust, the local Wildlife Trust and the local Friends of the Earth groups. The charity aims to buy land throughout the Bristol - Avon catchment area and reforest it. It has already raised £25,000 towards a £325,000 target and is approaching trusts for donations towards the total needed to buy the land at Ratford by next spring

Why Reforest?

Almost all of Avon's woodland has disappeared over the last few centuries. This is disastrous for many reasons but perhaps most pressingly because trees are essential for tackling climate change. Trees take carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and protect the valuable soil beneath. By growing thousands of new trees we can take a significant step in the battle against a climate disaster.

Reforesting Avon has multiple other benefits. It will provide natural flood management which is much more cost-effective than engineered flood defences. All of the towns and cities in the area, including Chippenham, Bath, Bradford-on-Avon and Bristol are greatly at risk of flooding, particularly as climate change advances. Careful planting will also help enhance bio-diversity and protect our water quality by reducing nitrogen run off. In addition, land acquired will have open access to the public, providing valuable public space.

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