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Students plant trees
for the Big Climate Fightback

Students from UCA Canterbury have planted 60 trees, including birch and rowan, as part of the Big Climate Fightback initiative by Students for Trees and The Woodland Trust.

31 Mar 2022

Image by ©Emi Endo, BA (Hons) Illustration and Animation

Students for Trees is a student-led network supporting students across the UK to help fight the climate crisis through education and practical initiatives. They work alongside the Woodland Trust, which provides free trees to be planted on campus.

The Big Climate Fightback is an initiative to try to plant 50 million trees in the UK by the end of 2025 in a bid to combat the climate crisis.

Emi Endo, BA (Hons) Illustration and Animation

Image by ©Emi Endo, BA (Hons) Illustration and Animation

Sarah Locker, Engaging Communities Manager at The Woodland Trust, said: “We want to enable as many students as possible to get involved in helping to mitigate the effects of climate change, and planting trees is one very impactful way to do this.”

Gateway Adviser and event organiser, Louise Lees, added: “This initiative will enhance the biodiversity of our Canterbury campus and make it a greener and more pleasant place to be.”

Emi Endo, BA (Hons) Illustration and Animation

Image by ©Emi Endo, BA (Hons) Illustration and Animation

One of the student volunteers said: “I just wanted to do something that I felt would be positive.”

If you are keen to join the community of student planters visit: www.studentsfortrees.uk/join-in

@StudentsForTrees and @WoodlandTrust, #BigClimateFightback.