When I first found out about the Wilder Britain Campaign I was eager to get involved in as nature has always had a massive impact on my life, but I didn’t necessarily know how.
After reading up on the subject on Yorkshire Wildlife Trust website I found that one easy way I could help was to contact my local MP. I did this using the form on the YWT website and chose to write a personal letter asking for a meeting, as I thought writing my honest opinions in my own words would be much more effective.
After arranging a meeting with my MP, I quickly realised that I’d never done anything similar to this before, so was naturally quite nervous. I first chose to do some research on my MP (Ed Miliband) on TheyWorkForYou to have a look at his voting history and see if we had any common interests that I could bring forward when discussing the campaign with him. Luckily, I found that he had previously voted for things that would benefit the environment, making it quite easy to link his own beliefs and those of the campaign. I also found that he cares a lot about people, so thought about how I could show that a stronger environmental act would have a positive impact on his constituents. Once I had done by research, I made notes of what I briefly wanted to say to ensure I got all my points across.