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The Size of Wales Guide to Eco-Friendly Christmas Tree Recycling

Time is fast approaching when we must bid farewell to our beautiful Christmas trees. Every year, it is estimated that nearly 6 million Christmas trees are discarded. If you love to have a real tree in your home at Christmas time, but you’re not sure how to recycle it, then just read on to learn six […]

Less wrapping paper, more trees! The Size of Wales guide to eco-friendly gift wrapping

Christmas, Christmas…there are so many wonderful things about the festive season that make us feel warm and fuzzy inside. But sadly, there is a dark side, the ugly focus on consumerism that has taken over. For example, it is estimated that £77 billion will be spent by Brits over the Christmas period. £21 billion of […]

A successful MockCOP

Whilst the negotiations in Bonn were in full flow for COP23 (23rd United Nations Conference on Climate Conference in Bonn, Germany, hosted by Fiji), there was a similar tense atmosphere in the Debating Chamber of National Assembly for Wales in Ty Hywel in Cardiff on 10th November, where pupils from across Wales gathered, for MockCOP, to represent […]

COP23 – will it be enough?

Size of Wales Director, Rita Singh feeds back her thoughts after visiting COP 23 in Bonn. After attending my first Climate Conference in Bonn last week I have come away with mixed feelings on our capacity to halt or even reverse the impacts of climate change on our planet. It goes without saying that the […]

MockCOP: Students from schools across Wales gather to have their say on climate change.

Many thanks to Heini Evans from WWF Cymru for this blog post about MockCOP. MockCOP provides a platform for students to debate and vote on global issues – a rare opportunity for many 14-18 year olds. Held at a debating chamber in Cardiff, the event replicates the United Nations climate change conference. Students become delegates for […]

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… […]

YnNi Teg: Friday Thirt-green-th…our sponsored bike ride in aid of Size of Wales

Thanks to Jeremy of YnNi Teg for this blog about the epic 90 mile sponsored cycle they embarked on to raise funds for Size of Wales on Go Green Day. Jeremy Thorp is a director of YnNi Teg, a board member of Community Energy Wales, and an employee of Sharenergy which supports community energy projects throughout […]

City Energy do Go Green Day!

Friday 13th October. Go Green Day at City Energy City Energy provides energy and carbon saving initiatives to households across the UK. Therefore, it’s no great surprise that we are an environmentally conscious organisation and so City Energy and our network proudly supported Size of Wales by getting involved in Go Green Day, their annual […]

Hannah May Williams writes about her experience as Size of Wales Go Green Day intern

Like many other students across the country, I took the fantastic opportunity of taking an intercalated year out from my studies as an Environmental Hazards and Disaster Management student at Kingston University, London. In this year, I studied in in Melbourne, Australia and sought a work placement in the environmental field, which is how I […]

Public Health Wales do Go Green Day!

Friday 13th October. Go Green Day at Public Health Wales Office On this damp and blustery autumn day, when branches of oak and ash are shedding their leaves in a long, windswept embrace, Public Health Wales teamed up with the Size of Wales for a day of green action! The Sustainability Group and Charity & […]