Forest Sell Off – latest news

Posted: February 12, 2011 in 2011, General

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Breaking news! The government have announced they will pause forest sell-offs for a few months. It’s a brilliant sign, but our forests are still in danger. If we keep working together, we can save our forests forever – not just for a few months.

The government is still going full steam ahead with changing the law to clear the way for a 100% sell-off. It looks like they hope the fuss will die down if they pause a few sales here and there – so they can press on with quietly scrapping legal protection for our public woodlands.

Our petition is now 490,000 strong. Let’s show the government we will keep campaigning until English forests are safe, by making sure the petition passes half a million signatures today.

Please forward this email and ask your friends to sign:
http://www.38degrees.org.uk/save-our-forests

Picture yourself in the last forest you visited. Remember how you felt, what you saw, how peaceful it was. Now imagine hearing that this beautiful place has been auctioned off. We just can’t let it happen!

By working together, bit by bit, we are protecting our woodlands for future generations. Since 38 Degrees members voted to launch this campaign, we’ve spread the word, emailed our MPs, and chipped in to pay for opinion polls and adverts. It’s starting to work – today is a time to celebrate. But we also need to keep the pressure building.

Please forward this email and ask your friends to help get our petition past half a million signatures today:
http://www.38degrees.org.uk/save-our-forests

Let’s keep going!

David, Johnny, Hannah and the 38 Degrees team

PS:
If you use Facebook, please click here to post the petition to your profile: http://www.38degrees.org.uk/forests-facebook-share
If you use Twitter, please click here to send a tweet: http://www.38degrees.org.uk/forests-twitter-share

NOTES:

See for example:
BBC: Ministers halt some forest sales after public outcry – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-12428814
Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/feb/11/english-forest-sell-off-on-hold

The bigger we are the more we can do. Please forward this email to your friends and ask them to get involved.

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