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A living legacy for COP26

We're part of a network of Wee Forests being planted across Glasgow in celebration of COP26.

Posted:

19 October 2021

Glasgow is set to become host to a network of Wee Forests in and around the city centre. The nature-rich green spaces will become a living legacy and celebration of COP26, the UN Climate Change Conference taking place from 31 October – 12 November 2021.

Earlier this year, OVO Foundation planted Scotland’s first Wee Forest with Earthwatch Europe in Glasgow as part of our Climate Changers programme. We are pleased to be working alongside BlackRock, Bloomberg LP, Scottish Government, the Seven Lochs Project, Vaillant Group and Whyte & Mackay in supporting this green network across the city. Locations include Glasgow Green, Govan Road, Orkney Street, Maxwell Park, Castlebay Drive, Crookston Castle, Oakgrove Primary School and Rossendale Road.  

“For many of us, the Covid pandemic has changed how we view and value nature, and we know people want to spend more time outdoors for the benefits it brings to their mental and physical health. We need to improve access to our green spaces and provide equal opportunities for everyone to connect to nature.  Wee Forests are an ideal way of achieving this, whether as a place for children to play or a quiet spot to escape the hustle and bustle of the city”.

Environment Minister Mairi McAllan

We’ve already planted six forests and during the next planting season, beginning in November, we’ll be planting another six. Watch this space for updates of how we’re getting on!

In the meantime, you can learn more about the project and visit your local forest.

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