The Big Climate Fight Back

29th November 2019 1:30pm - Return to press releases

The Big Climate Fight Back

East Riding College has been taking part along with all the schools in the area in the Big Climate Fightback.  Bridlington Town Council and the East Riding of Yorkshire Council are working with all the schools and college in the town to plant trees, in a project supported by the Woodland Trust.

The Woodland Trust are sending 600 trees for the Tree Charter Planting Event which will also see trees planted at a community event at Jubilee Wood, on Saturday November 30, from 10am-12.30pm.

Cllr Andy Walker commented that this project gives “young people of today a positive stake in the future”.

He added: “At a time when so many young people are deeply concerned about climate change and are asking ‘what can we actually do?’- this is an opportunity to show what can be achieved when we all work together. Trees are very good for the planet and this community-planting event shows that local action brings good results.

Twenty of the 600 trees will be planted at East Riding College at the St. Mary’s Walk campus.

Principal and Chief Executive, Mike Welsh, said, "The College takes its environmental impact and social responsibility seriously, and the tree planting is part of our sustainability strategy.

"Planting trees and shrubs helps tackle climate change, an issue very close to our community’s heart - and of great concern to many of our students. The dog roses we will be planting have been supplied by the Woodland Trust and are a sustainably sourced native species that will also encourage birds and insects.”