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 […]

Six million trees planted in Uganda thanks to Size of Wales and support from the people of Wales.

Size of Wales has reached the landmark 6 millionth tree planted in Uganda as part of their Ten Million Trees project. This summer, the climate change charity celebrated hitting their target of protecting an area of tropical forest twice the size of Wales and with this new milestone, they have now planted trees equal to […]

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 & […]

YnNi Teg launch their community share offer and Go Green to help protect tropical forest the size of Wales

On Friday 13th October 2017, the Directors of YnNi Teg are joining a national day of action by going green in support of climate change charity, Size of Wales, whilst also launching their community share offer for their wind turbine project in Carmarthenshire. From wearing green socks to green wigs and face paints, the Directors […]

Thanks to Enterprise Rent-A-Car’s Charitable Fund

Cymraeg isod. We are sending big thanks to Enterprise for supporting Size of Wales and donating £1,500 from their Enterprise Holdings Foundation grant. Enterprise Rent-A-Car has been a friend and supporter of Size of Wales’ since participating in Go Green Day in 2016 and we are very pleased to be developing an ongoing relationship. Enterprise […]

Plant! reaches 300,000 tree milestone

Cymraeg isod. A tree planting initiative dreamed up by a Cardiff schoolgirl nine years ago has led to the creation of 15 new woodlands in Wales with the planting for the 300, 000th tree. In 2008 the Welsh Government made a pledge to plant a native Welsh broadleaf tree for every child born or adopted […]