Nature is vital – it provides the food we eat and the air we breathe. Together we can protect and restore it and make UK nature something to be proud of. More than 35 Future Arts Centre members encouraged their communities to join the UK’s biggest conversation about the future of nature and make their voices matter by joining the People’s Plan for Nature, in partnership with the World Wildlife Fund, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and the National Trust.
Centres hosted specially designed tree installations to create a centre point, with prompts to encourage visitors to contribute their thoughts and ideas to the plan by writing on leaves and adding them to the trees. Alongside this, lots of additional activities were organised involving community groups to generate creative ideas and artworks associated with the campaign.
Members from across the four nations took part, with trees in venues stretching from Phoenix Arts in Exeter to The MAC in Belfast, and Eden Court in Inverness to Galeri in Caernarfon.
“Huge thanks to everyone at FAC who passionately supported our People’s Plan for Nature tree activation. We loved seeing the creativity of local centres in displaying the trees, and the brilliant ideas submitted by your visitors. Your involvement – from the teams on the ground to your members and visitors, allowed us to capture over 8,000 idea leaves which have been shared with the People’s Assembly for Nature to help create a plan for the restoration of UK nature. A massive thanks for your support.” RSPB
Visit the People’s Plan for Nature for more information.