First question Is: Why am I photographing a pink Octopus with people planting trees? What do these two things have in common? Well Octopus Energy supply electric and gas to many peoples home, if you haven’t heard of them, you may want to find out more information about what they can offer. If you think I’m going to start selling you electric, don’t worry, I’m not. But what I will say is the ideas of Octopus Energy planting a 1000s trees over the autumn and winter has been amazing and we still have a few more visits to do. The tree planting initiative is to help reduce air pollution, so when you see a pink Octopus, you should think, this is a company that is going to make a difference.
I was asked to photograph different plant tree events around the UK. So far we have been to Spinney Hill School in Leicester with JB Gill and Chris Collins who helped plant new trees in a city school. Next we headed upto York to plant 50 trees at St Nicks which is “the green heart of York, once a landfill site, now a thriving natural reserve” here we worked along side Rachel Maskell who is the labour MP for the area. A link to Rachel’s blogs and showing their planting skills and smiles off: www.rachaelmaskell.com/planting_trees_at_st_nicks_nature_reserve
Today has been the biggest plant yet, today we headed down to Brighton, to a lovely school called Woodingdean Primary. Along with some of the team at Octopus Energy, Chris Collins and Lloyd Russel-Moyle (Labour MP for the area) 30 trees have been planted.
A selection of everyone in action from the last few events.
Woodingdean Primary School - Brighton
St Nicks - York
Spinney Hill School - Leicester
For more information about the tree plant please visit here: Why were planting 1000 trees