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License to Plant

“If the world is to be healed through human efforts, I am convinced it will be by ordinary people, people whose love for this life is even greater than their fear.”
― Joanna R. Macy

People across the nation are raring to take action to make our cities greener, healthier, happier, better-connected places. Nature-filled neighbourhoods shouldn't be a luxury, and greening our streets shouldn't be a challenge. Nature is a Human Right and Dream Green want to put the power to green our streets in the hands of the people who live there.


In Paris, citizens can sign up for a permis de végétaliser – a "license to plant" in public places across the city. Our goal is to bring this incredible initiative to the UK, and beyond. To begin with, we want to encourage Councils to offer their residents a “License to Plant”, granting them permission to plant in bare street tree beds, provided that they follow a set of guidelines for best practice.

Whether you're a citizen or from a council, we have further resources and information for you below!

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