Efforts to tackle climate change take root at Warwick University - The Leamington Observer

Efforts to tackle climate change take root at Warwick University

Leamington Editorial 26th Mar, 2022   0

JOINT efforts between council and university chiefs to tackle the climate crisis have taken a firm root.

Warwick District Council (WDC) and the University of Warwick planted a maple tree on the campus as part of The Queen’s Green Canopy to celebrate the upcoming Platinum Jubilee.

The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) is inviting people across the UK to ‘Plant a Tree for the Jubilee’.

Already, the university has planted more than 1,400 Jubilee trees across its campus and registered them on The Queen’s Green Canopy website.

But this latest tree is the first to be planted jointly with WDC, as part of its ambition to plant a tree for every resident living in the district – a target of 160,000 trees over the coming years.

WDC leader Andrew Day said: “As we begin the nationwide jubilee celebrations, coming together to plant this tree is symbolic of our shared ambition. The University of Warwick is a key partner in our ‘Trees for our Future’ campaign to tackle climate change and improve air quality.

“The trees being planted now are part of a wider programme to renew our woodlands and public open spaces with 160,000 trees, which together, form a wonderful gift to the future.”

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