Tree Charter day is always the last Saturday of November and this year we are joining in with National Tree Week from Saturday 26th November to Sunday 4th December. We are calling this week "A Celebration of Trees."
Trees are a familiar presence in our daily lives. We appreciate them for their aesthetic appeal, and providing shade and food, but did you know there's a lot more to trees than colourful leaves and apples?
During National Tree Week, we're celebrating this unique marvel of nature, and all of the many ways trees make our lives and our planet better. We are also talking about how we as a community can help care for our local trees in the face of extreme weather and how you could get involved as a Charlton Kings Tree Guardian.
Nature is hugely beneficial to our health and wellbeing, as well as being key to a healthy planet. Climate change is understood to be driving biodiversity loss, but it also works the other way around. So, becoming more connected with nature and tackling the biodiversity crisis in our community is positive for us, nature, and the climate.
Look out for lots of nature related talks, walks, podcasts, events and activities this summer and follow us on social media for regular updates.
In Charlton Kings, we waste the equivalent of 382 wheelie bins full of uneaten food every month. That produces about the same amount of C02e (all greenhouse gases) as 168 people flying from London to New York and back!*
There are lots of things we can all do to reduce the amount of food we waste, from simple things like meal planning, batch cooking and focusing on food storage, to growing our own food or home composting.
We are running a food waste campaign in Charlton Kings starting in January 2022 to help people to make the small changes which can make a big difference.