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The past 18 months have shown us how important our local environment is. Whether it’s our window boxes and front gardens or streets and local parks, we have all relied on our green spaces to give us space and a breath of fresh air.
That’s why Rotary is supporting the #BillionSeedChallenge to plant wildflowers to brighten up our parks, verges and playgrounds with incredible splashes of colour.
Plantings can take place throughout October, culminating on 30th October, the day before COP26, an international climate conference in Glasgow.
This is our chance for businesses, charities, faith and community groups to show we are uniting to protect and brighten up our local environment.
Rotary ambassador Steve Brown will be launching the Challenge on 25th September.
As part of the #BillionSeedChallenge, Homebase will be providing 50% off seeds in all their UK stores up and online (collect in store only) until 26th October. If you do not have a local Homebase, feel free to use an alternative supplier.
The wild plant conservation charity Plantlife have put together some top tips to help you decide what, where and how to plant your plants as you take part in the #BillionSeedChallenge.
Many Rotary clubs across the country will also be planting more than 2 million crocus corms, as part of Rotary’s continued End Polio Now campaign.
These planting activities will take place on and around World Polio Day on 24th October and as well as highlighting Rotary’s vital work to eradicate polio, can also contribute to the #BillionSeedChallenge!
If you are using crocus planting events to support the #BillionSeedsChallenge, download our press release template.
Use the form below to submit your #BillionSeedChallenge activities and events, so we can share the amazing things you and your club are doing!