The 22nd June was a big day for forest conservation with Go Green Day and Rainforest Partnership’s #WorldRainforestDay coinciding. We were proud to partner with Rainforest Partnership, leading Wales in a global day of green action and awareness raising of the importance of the planets tropical forests in fighting climate change.
We haven’t yet reached our grand total with cheques and donations still rolling in, but we can share with you that our running total currently stands at £3,295.82. And with match fund committed, that equals a whopping £6,591.64!
Big big thanks to all those who took part. Here are some of the highlights…
These are a selection of our favourite images you shared with us in the build up to, and during Go Green Day
We asked you to make pledges about green behaviours you’ll be adopting in your day to day life to help reduce your carbon footprint. If you’ve yet to make a pledge, here are some of the best for inspiration:
– I will choose products that don’t use palm oil
– I will purchase more Fairtrade products
– I will improve our sustainability action plan in work
– I will recycle household materials wherever possible
– I will buy to re-use, not just single use
– I will invest in community renewables and continue to support carbon literacy training in Wales
We held a lunch time event for friends and funders of Size of Wales to celebrate Go Green Day.
Cater Nature provided a delicious, green and vegetarian buffet
We held a raffle, thanks to Wales Millennium Centre and YnNi Teg for donating prizes…4 tickets to War Horse and £100 worth of community energy shares respectively. Here are the lucky winners receiving their prizes.
The Office of Future Generations Commissioner announced that they would be offsetting their emissions with us and our forest projects working to fight climate change.
We screened videos about two of our forest projects: WWF’s project, protecting the coastal forests of Kenya and The Mbale Tree Planting Programme in Uganda, where we are introduced to Deborah and co of the Suunu Women’s Community Tree Nursery:
Angie Kirby, storyteller, poet and songwriter premiered a poem and film that was created especially for Size of Wales. Big thanks to Angie for this beautiful work. Watch it and read more about Angie’s writing process here.
Thank you to Mike Erskine for capturing lovely photographs on the day and this wonderful video of some of Size’s friends and supporters talking about why they think the work of Size of Wales is so important.