GOING GREEN FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS

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Future Generations Commissioner for Wales Office offset their emissions with Size of Wales.

 

With this year’s #GoGreenDay held in June for the first time, and coinciding with #WorldRainforestDay also on 22nd June, Size of Wales invited organisations and individuals to share a positive climate action, or commitment, that they will be pledging in an effort to help reduce their CO 2 emissions and ‘go green’.

In response, Size of Wales is delighted with the announcement from the Office of Future Generations Commissioner for Wales that they will be supporting the work of Size of Wales and Woodland Trust as part of their commitment to reduce their carbon dioxide emissions.

Speaking at the event to celebrate #GoGreenDay, Dr. Eurgain Powell, Change Maker at Office of Future Generations Commissioner, stated: ‘With climate change one of the biggest challenges facing future generations, the Office is keen to take a lead in reducing its emissions. However, where emissions are difficult to avoid, we want to support those organisations who can help us offset these emissions sustainably. Through Size of Wales, our support will contribute towards locally-led community projects in South America and Africa which are working to tackle the impacts and risks of climate change, and ensuring communities can build more sustainable livelihoods through closer connections with
nature’.

Dr Eurgain Powell making the announcement at the Go Green Day event

 

Rita Singh, Director of Size of Wales, added: ‘We are delighted to have the support of the Office of Future Generations Commissioner for our projects, which primarily aim to protect and conserve tropical forests – which remain one of the best ‘technologies’ to fight the impacts of climate change.

‘With their support we can continue to work closely with our forest partners who are supporting local and indigenous people to build their capacities, skills and awareness of the benefits of protecting forests, and helping to create sustainable livelihoods for the communities, which in turn helps to protect and conserve our tropical forests for future generations’.

If you’re interested in discussing how you can offset your carbon emissions and more importantly explore ways to reduce your emissions in the first place, please contact us – info@sizeofwales.org.uk


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