NeighbourhoodsCreating cleaner, greener spaces 3 things you can do today Re-route one journey. Pick a car journey you take regularly and try walking, cycling or taking public transport instead. Meet your neighbours. Discover something good going on near you and get involved. You'll share your skills, meet someone new and help create stronger a community. This is a good place to start. Plant something. Trees and plants are great for making our neighbourhoods more inviting, and they clean the air too. Silver birch trees are particularly good for reducing pollution levels. NASA did a study into great ways to clean the air and revealed English ivy, philodendrons, spider plants and golden pothos are great options for growing at home. Go a bit further - run your own campaign. HomeDo somethingTop tipsBlogIdeas bankCome Plastic Fishing with us Neighbourhoods Join the hunt for the forest Communitrees The Communitrees return to the Forest of Dean to keep a watchful eye over the forest floor. Designed by school children and built by local artists using litter collected from the forest floor, they remind people to take their litter home. There are 14 to be found throughout Wenchford Picnic Site and together they reveal a hidden message. To find them, pick up an activity sheet from Wenchford Picnic Site or the Tourism Information Centre in Coleford, and follow the trail! Once you've found them, take a photo and share it on our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter page using #LoveYourForest. Why are they here? Over 250 tonnes of rubbish is cleared from the Forest of Dean each year. #LoveYourForest explores different ways to encourage people to dispose of their litter properly rather than leaving it to wallow on the forest floor for decades. The Communitrees were created based on the theory that if you feel like you’re being watched you are less likely to drop litter. The watchful eye of the Communitrees reduced litter by as much as 33% in some areas of the forest in 2016 and were very popular amongst locals and visitors – so they’re back to watch over the forest once again! Booking for this event has now closed.