LCVS launch ‘Cen-tree-nary’ project

Liverpool Charity and Voluntary Services (LCVS) is supporting the city-wide Year of the Environment project by planting 100 trees across Liverpool.

The organisation, having entered its centenary year, is working closely with Liverpool City Council to encourage local community and voluntary organisations to make a pledge to the environment. They are giving 100 trees away to groups that are keen to help protect the city’s green areas and the environment in general.

The project was officially launched at an open meeting of Liverpool Community Environment Network (LCEN), which is part of LCVS, held at Quaker House in the city centre. The event, held to re-launch LCEN’s membership for 2009, was attended by over 100 people, including a number of guest speakers who discussed topics ranging from food growing initiatives to economic ecology.

Guests were provided with information on Liverpool’s response to climate change. In addition, attendees were given details of various small grants programmes, administered by LCVS, which help to support Year of the Environment activities. At such a challenging and exciting time for the environment agenda, locally, nationally and globally, the meeting allowed members of LCEN to engage with the public and ask questions about what really matters to us all and how we can deal with climate change in the future.

Tree planting in urban areas is a great way to give something back to the environment. Trees add beauty to the urban landscape and tree planting is a wonderful way of bringing different communities together around a shared goal.

For further information on how to get involved, please contact LCVS on 0151 227 5177.


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