Make sure you mention trees!
Here is the link; why not send a submission? This is what we sent in!
As we commence the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration there is no heritage more important than our natural environmental heritage being as it is the cornerstone of our health, our economy, our wellbeing;
We at the Easy Treesie Crann Project salute Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Co. Council for your stirling support of our project since its inception. Our aim? Planting 1M trees with Ireland’s 1M children by 2023 and a billion by 2030 which will bring Ireland’s tree canopy to 16 % or so, still way behind many of our European neighbours. We would then be something like Brussels. The aim of the global trillion tree campaign is to focus on the global goals whose deadline is also 2030 and reduce global temperature by one degree while other climate solutions are found.
Shankill has a model project; not just 1 tree per child but 1 per resident. Commit to spreading the joy and emulating this project throughout the county. Saplings are less than 1 euro each and can easily be distributed bare root during National Tree Week as we do in Shankill. 300 tree fit in .1 of a ha or the size of a classroom; roadsides, schools, churches, so many places have little corners where such saplings can be planted at 1.5 – 2m spacing. We have the instructional video, made in Shankill. A guide to Ireland’s 28 native trees on youtube with our Tree Council president, Éanna Ni Lamhna. Why not start with a few ceremonies on National Tetrapak Tree Day, October 7th 2021 and plant some lovely trees in prominent places. The GAA is planting 45,000 trees with us this year, engage some of your local Green GAA clubs. We are working with Trocaire to commence with planting on church grounds, with farmers co-operatives to plant on projects where trees filter water and provide shelter belts. Why not do as happened in Fingal; when schoolchildren had unexpected bad weather, the council workers came back next day and finished off the 1,000 saplings in Seagrange Park, Baldoyle. In Tolka River Valley Park all the local schools planted several hundred trees (with the Lord Mayor), the council made it up to 4,000. We plant them 1.5 to 2m apart so you will only need little spaces everywhere. What a green county then there will be! More info on http://www.easytreesie.com Here is President Michael D. Higgins accepting our 100,000th sapling on the project; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmfXGeqUh_U and here is the great film you sponsored with us; https://vimeo.com/397003274