Staff and volunteers from Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust joined with around 12, 000 people in Westminster on the 26th June for the largest-ever environmental lobby on parliament. Over 300 MPs came out to meet with their constituents and listen to demands for stronger legislation that will create a brighter, greener and safer world.
Simon Bentley, Director of the Trust, said:
“I’m at the lobby to talk to my MP about the vital opportunity we must seize together to protect and restore the earth we love, and on which we all depend. There’s a crucial need for better and stronger laws to enable this by safeguarding our climate, nature and people. I have a deep personal commitment to securing nature’s recovery having spent the bulk of my career trying to protect and enhance our wildlife and wild places and engaging people with nature.”
LRWT staff meet with Caroline Lucas Leader of the Green Party (Left) and with Liz Kendall MP for Leicester West (right)
At 2pm everyone set off an alarm using their mobile phone or an alarm clock to send a message that ‘the time is now’ for MPs to act, we need ambitious new laws that will create a healthier environment for people and wildlife and support measures to end the UK’s contribution to climate change by 2045.
Some highlights including Melton & Rutland constituents speaking to Alan Duncan MP (top left)
If you couldn’t make it but would like to make a difference, you can still help. We need people to share with us why they care about nature’s recovery so that we can pass these messages on to our MPs. Join the campaign for a Wilder Future and help write the next chapter for our natural world.