by Steve Cook
Manchester is planting a tree for every man, woman and child who lives there. That’s three million trees that will recycle CO2 and help clean and restore the air.
City of Trees is an initiative that unites and galvanises the whole community and directly benefits the health and wellbeing of the city’s residents. It also enhances bio diversity by creating a habitat for wildlife.
The UK’s trees already remove ten million tons of carbon from the atmosphere every year but an equally important but less often mentioned aspect is that whilst they breathe in carbon dioxide they breathe out oxygen and thus enhance the life-giving oxygen content of the air. It is hardly surprising, therefore, that scientists have found that having just 10 more trees in your immediate area can make you feel 7 years younger!
This is a constructive, creative and positive initiative much more production of a desirable result than the propagandised hysteria of globalist front groups like Extinction Rebellion or the ineptitude of most governments.
It is typical of such initiatives that they almost always come from the grass roots, from direct, constructive action by the people rather than expecting or waiting for central governments or their corporate puppet masters to do something useful.
Imagine if every, town, city and village in the land planted at least one more tree for every person – that’s over 50 million trees!
So why not extend it into a national initiative – Land of Trees or some such thing – a highly cost-effective, fun and aesthetically pleasing way of helping our planet to flourish. A government that truly wants to do something to help us, instead of merely taxing us back into the stone age, could lend a hand at the very least by offering some encouragement and not getting in the way.
Better still, how about extending it into a global initiative? Imagine all nations getting involved and joining in an everybody-wins global project to plant a tree for each and every one of the seven thousand million people living on this planet.
We like Manchester’s intitiative and creativity, its sleeves-rolled-up leading by example and getting things done instead of waiting for government to do something.
And please enjoy the following videos on Manchester’s wonderful initiative