Over the years Blue Peter has been at the forefront of raising children's awareness of climate change and ecological issues. But will the programme be covering the destruction of `Salford's Rainforest'?
Salford, as well as being the new home to MediaCityUK, is also home to Chat Moss, site of incredibly biologically important raised bogs which house rare grasses and wildlife, and act as carbon sinks, storing huge amounts of carbon dioxide.
The bogs contain peat which has been extracted on the site for years, releasing huge amounts of carbon dioxide into the environment. The way that the peat is extracted is by bleeding the land dry, draining it of water until it `dies'.
An application for further extraction has been submitted to Salford City Council by contractors Williams Sinclair, but the land is owned by Peel Holdings which has the power to stop such ecological vandalism. Peel also owns the site of MediaCityUK, site of the new Blue Peter Garden when the BBC moves north next year.
News of the further destruction of rare mossland on Peel Holdings' land is bound to be embarrassing to Blue Peter, as it finalises plans to re-site its Garden on Peel Holdings' MediaCityUK in Salford.
Children are being urged to join the call to Save Chat Moss by formally objecting to the planning application…
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SAVE SALFORD'S RAINFOREST NOW!!!