To show our appreciation for the incredible efforts made by NHS key workers, Trees for Cities and Ecosia have teamed up to launch the #GrowYourLove initiative to plant trees around NHS hospitals in the UK - but we need your help!
Together with eco-friendly search-engine Ecosia, we’re inviting you to #GrowYourLove every Thursday in May and help us plant thousands of urban trees in greenspaces around UK hospitals. These new trees will support the mental health and wellbeing of NHS workers and will act as a permanent memorial and gesture of thanks from the general public for the efforts of key workers who have helped fight the coronavirus.
You’re already showing your love for the NHS by clapping every Thursday - now it’s time to #GrowYourLove!
For the first time ever, Ecosia is involved in a planting project in the UK, and Trees for Cities is thrilled to be part of it! Together with NHS Forest, we'll be delivering the trees as well as organising planting days with volunteers and local community groups from October, when our planting season begins.
All one-off donations to Trees for Cities on a Thursday will go towards this campaign.
How can you get involved?
- Start searching with Ecosia! Every Thursday for the rest of May they'll direct their UK revenue into the UK tree planting project.
- Donate directly to the campaign on Thursdays through our website here.
- Share the #GrowYourLove on social media and encourage others to join in!
- If you want to get involved in our upcoming planting events, you can sign up to volunteer here.
Why is it important?
Coronavirus is putting NHS workers under huge stress and the impacts will be felt long term. By supporting this campaign today - any Thursday in May - you will be supporting the mental health and wellbeing of NHS workers and improving access to nature.
At Trees for Cities, we are no strangers to all the amazing benefits urban trees brings to both our physical and mental health. Not to mention the ways urban trees impact wildlife, prevent flooding, provide shade, clean our air and so much more. Sadly, over 2000 health centres in Great Britain are in areas that exceed safe air pollution limits, according to the British Lung Foundation.
Our hope is that the trees we'll plant in partnership with Ecosia and NHS Forests will bring communities together - both on the planting days and in the future when people are able to enjoy the green spaces together.
Are you ready to #GrowYourLove for the NHS?