BTCV launched its Carbon Army campaign yesterday in London and what a wonderful day. The event was exceptionally well attended and the media interest has been good. Celebrity gardener Charlie Dimmock helped us launch the campaign along with Nick Herbert MP, Shadow Defra Minister.
We launched at a Green Flag status park in Highgate and outside a team of 26 volunteers - our first Carbon Army recruits - dug and planted a kitchen garden. The idea was to show how simple it is to plant herbs and fruit shrubs and become a little more self sufficient thus reducing food miles and plastic packaging.
Across the UK BTCV's Carbon Army will be taking practical action on climate change throughout December and beyond. We're going to be carrying out 3000 days of action - one for every delegate at the UN conference on climate change.
There's a project near you so please sign up and get involved. You might want to help us improve watercourses or plant and help maintain trees to help soak up carbon.
Volunteering with BTCV helps improve health, helps improve your environment and helps you make a statement about climate change. Prove you're not full of hot air and sign up today !