PROJECT OASIS nominated for national environmental award
Good News! The FREdome Visionary Trust’s flagship project Operation OASIS has been nominated for a National Green Apple Award for Environmental Best Practice by the Archant Newspaper Group. (The project was awarded the Best Green Communications Project in the group’s Herts Green Awards last November. )
Our project, Operation OASIS is ambitious – we advocate desert reclamation by halting soil erosion by planting trees on coastal zones. Its a natural solution and the techniques promoted may be applied anywhere in the world.
Greg says: ‘We are delighted that once again our efforts to involve ordinary people in important environmental projects have been recognised. We look forward to hearing the judges’ verdict in August. Another win would spur on the efforts of our volunteers in promoting tree planting to halt erosion in areas such as East Anglia where the our coastline is retreating at up to 12 metres a year! This is just the first step of a really exciting project to show that we could use trees coastal trees to bring rainfall to deserts, so that trees and crops could convert carbon emissions and waste into food and fuel on a global scale’
The National Green Apple awards are run by the The Green Organisation http://www.thegreenorganisation.info/ which is sponsored by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, the Environment Agency , the Chartered Institute of Wastes Management, SAVE Britain’s Heritage and The Ecology Building Society.
In 2011 the FREdome Visionary Trust and the Executive Forum Alumni of St Albans joined forces to create a voluntary team to write a bid for one million Euro from the LIFE + Environmental Fund to support the aims of Operation OASIS in Spain.