The natural world has always been a source of awe and wonder for me. I spend as much time as I can enjoying it. Strapping on the walking boots and heading out to green spaces with friends and family is something that I just couldn’t live without.
However, I know that these pockets of wilderness and spaces to immerse yourself in nature are becoming harder to find. This disconnect from nature concerns me.
I heard about The Wildlife Trust’s Wilder Future campaign from my local Trust, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. It provided me the perfect platform to get my voice heard. They're calling for people to meet their MP to have a say on an Environment Act that can benefit their local area.
However, this is something I had never done before; feeling unsure, I knew that preparation would be key. My local MP is Richard Burgon, so I firstly requested a meeting with him via this easy form. Although I knew the name of my MP and the constituency that I lived in (Leeds East), it wouldn't have mattered if I didn't as the form did all the work!