Billion Seed Challenge

On 30th October, the day before UN leaders met in Glasgow for COP 26, communities across the UK took the Billion Seed Challenge and came together to brighten up their local areas by planting wildflower seeds. 

The Billion Seed Challenge was born with an aim to support, promote and amplify the work that organisations across the coalition were already doing as part COP26 and provide a way for everyone to get involved.  


87% of participants said that they spoke to someone from a different background


100% would participate in a community engagement activity again

From Newcastle, to Manchester, Isle of Sheppey to Boston, organisations including Scouts, Rotary, RVS, Homebase, The Climate Coalition, the Pub is the Hub, Reach PLC, and Marie Curie, joined with schools, grandparents, volunteers, hospitals, gardening groups and businesses to plant seeds and brighten up their local areas, together!

The BillionSeedChallenge has demonstrated the power of the environment to connect us: 

“It’s more fun planting with others, because it helps us connect and make new friends”

Ella, Age 10

“The billion seed challenge is good because a seed is an important symbol, it’s a bit like a person it;’s full of potential, but it needs nurturing then it will have massive potential to produce wonderful things.”

Tessa, Greener Girlington, Bradford

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Last Saturday communities across the UK got together to plant one billion seeds before #COP26. Showing that people from all backgrounds care about our environment & making some new friends on the way.

This was the #BillionSeedChallenge