#TreesAreTheKey - Why do we need to plant trees in the tropics?

11nov7:00 pm8:30 pm#TreesAreTheKey - Why do we need to plant trees in the tropics?Our film screening of #TreesAreTheKey, narrated by Kate Winslet, is followed by an interactive discussion session. OrganiserThe Word Forest OrganisationGovan and Linthouse Parish Church, 796 Govan Rd Govan G51 2YL7:00 pm - 8:30 pm(GMT+00:00) Event TypeWebinar & TalksThemeNature & Biodiversity

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About this event

The Word Forest Organisation are excited to invite you to this free evening event in Glasgow during COP26 – a film screening of the #TreesAreTheKey, narrated by Kate Winslet.

A dozen volunteers, corporate partners and scientific advisors from The Word Forest Organisation, are attending COP26 and will be hosting Screening and Panel Fringe events in Glasgow over the two weeks. The Word Forest Organisation, is a UK charity that plants trees, builds classrooms and facilitates education in rural Kenya. It also shines a spotlight on the women’s empowerment group, Mothers of the Forest.

This inspirational 40-minute documentary film #TreesAreTheKey, tells the story of why we need to plant trees in the tropics and why we need to look after the people tending the forests.

Tim Tyson Short is an outstanding filmmaker and over the past three decades he has made films for broadcasters and developmental organisations worldwide. Back in February 2019, he accompanied a small team of Word Forest volunteers to Boré, Coast Province, Kenya. His remit was to tell the story of why we need to plant more trees in the tropics and why we need to support the people who are taking care of the forests.

“If we don’t address both of these urgent requirements, we’ll find ourselves at existential o’clock”, says Word Forest CEO, Tracey West.

Tim captured remarkable stories from the tree planters of Boré, including charting the success of the 40 Mothers of the Forest, with group facilitator, Eva Jefa. “I hope by sharing our model for positive change through environmental education, we’ll be able to encourage others to adopt it too,” says, Eva.

After the screening we will hold an interactive Q&A discussion session. We will provide refreshments during the screening and any donations received on the night will go directly towards our tree planting and community programs in Kenya.

We are grateful to our corporate partners funding our team to attend at COP26.

Register HERE.



(Thursday) 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm(GMT+00:00)


Govan and Linthouse Parish Church

796 Govan Rd Govan G51 2YL