Go Green Day 2017 Round Up

So, Go Green Day is over for another year and we would like to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who took part and raised funds on behalf of Size of Wales and our amazing forest projects. It was a fantastic day and we hope you enjoyed going green!

Here’s how the day went…

You managed to raise a total of £5,445.03! With our match fund that brings the total to a staggering £10,890.06!

 

37 schools took part. Schools managed to raise an amazing £2,502.33!

 

        

 

8 Assembly members visited schools.

 

Thank you to Education Minister Kirsty Williams, Llyr Gruffydd, Suzy Davies, Mike Hedges, Sian Gwenllian, Jeremy Miles, Dafydd Elis-Thomas and Mohammad Asghar. Each AM visited a school within their constituency where the children did a presentation about climate change.

            

 

Others such as universities, organisations, individuals and community groups made up the remaining £2,942.70. 

 

Activities on the day included green picnics, cake sales, sponsored cycles and pledges for green action such as bringing a reusable coffee cup to work, using the printer less, having meat free days and walking or cycling to work more.

         

 

#GoGreenDay trended in Wales on the day! And it was great to receive support from Iolo Williams, Gordon Buchanan and Michaela Strachan.

    

 

We held an event in Tramshed to celebrate Go Green Day.

 

The event was kindly sponsored by Enterprise Rent-a-Car. Thanks to everyone who joined us. Kemi’s Pontcanna provided us with a delicious vegetarian African-inspired spread and our project partners showcased their projects by presenting and sharing videos of the great work they do. Forestry guru and great friend to Size of Wales, Ru Hartwell delivered a fantastic (and full of tree puns!) speech about the importance of tropical forests in the fight against climate change.

   

 

There were two exciting announcements during the evening.

 

Firstly, Caroline Archer, Private Events Manager at Tramshed announced that having been inspired by Size of Wales and Go Green Day, Tramshed and the wider MJR Group have pledged to go single-use plastic and straws free in all their venues in the UK! Secondly, YnNi Teg launched their community wind turbine share offer at the event, after having cycled 92.5 miles from the wind turbine in Carmarthenshire to do so! And to round off a fantastic evening, Cardiff’s sparkliest samba band, Barracwda played us out with some amazing Afro-Brazilian beats! What a day!

   

Thanks again to everyone who took part. Keep your eyes peeled for news about Go Green Day 2018 and start thinking about how you, your organisation, school or group of friends can make small green actions to make a big green impact!