38 Degrees and more Thetford Forest Stuff

Posted: September 9, 2011 in 2011, General

On Sunday 11th September from 10.30am, 38 Degrees members are getting together in High Lodge Visitors Centre, Thetford to help take a powerful message to the government’s forest panel: please protect our forests for future generations.

When over 30,000 38 Degrees members wrote in to the government’s forest panel, lots of us shared the same views: we don’t want our forests sold off, and we want them to be properly looked after. Because so many of us got in touch, the panel have said they’ll meet us in mid-September. So now, we need to make sure our message is as powerful as possible.

Dave, a 38 Degrees member who lives near you, has set up a forest get-together to share ideas about what we want for our forests’ future. The plan is to meet and talk, take photos and gather stories about why our forests are precious. Then all the ideas will be shared on the 38 Degrees website, collected together and taken to the panel.

Can you join in with your neighbours and go to the event on Sunday 11th September? You can find the event by entering your postcode on this page:

Joining in with the event is easy – all you need to do is turn up and meet with other 38 Degrees members. Remember to take waterproofs (although hopefully you won’t need them) and a camera if you have one.

When we sit down with the panel, we’ll only have a few minutes to tell them how tens of thousands of us want them to look after our forests. But imagine their reaction when we show them photos, stories, drawings and videos from our get-togethers in England’s forests. They’ll understand why hundreds of thousands of us got together to stop the sell-off. We can make our message the most powerful they receive.

We’ll use the panel’s own questions about forests to start us off. But instead of just writing answers down, we’ll bring our ideas to life with photos, videos and stories about our own experiences of England’s woodlands.

If you think you can join in on Sunday 11th September, please click here to RSVP:

Hope you can get involved,

Hannah, Cian, Johnny, David, Marie, Becky and the 38 Degrees team

PS If you can’t join in with the event this time, then there are other ways to be involved. You can chip in to help keep the forests campaign going by clicking here:


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