Sunday, 13 February 2011
Save our forests
38 degrees is an organisation which brings you together with other people to take action on the issues that matter to you and bring about real change in the UK. They have run successful campaigns including saving 6 Music. Please follow the link to sign petitions about the issues you care about.
Many people signed the 'Save our forests' campaign and contacted their MPs to urge them to force the government to rethink it's plans.
' The government 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.
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.' (taken from 38 degrees website)