We are thrilled to announce that Size of Wales has been shortlisted for the £236,000 Lush Spring Prize for environmental and social regeneration.
The LUSH Spring Prize is a joint venture between LUSH Cosmetics and Ethical Consumer and is now in its fifth prize cycle, having started in 2017. At the end of the 2023 prize cycle, the Spring Prize will have distributed more than £1 million to regenerative projects worldwide.
Barbara Davies-Quy, Deputy Director of Size of Wales said:
“We are thrilled to have been shortlisted for the influence award category for our campaign to make Wales a Deforestation Free Nation and bringing about environmental and social regeneration by supporting Indigenous Peoples and local communities to protect and restore tropical forests”.
Schoolchildren campaigning to end deforestation
Over 40 countries are represented in the final 73 shortlisted projects with applications from every continent except Antarctica. Every project on the shortlist is demonstrating an alternative to climate disaster, to ecological breakdown, to conflict and to inequality. Together they offer a story of hope, resilience and holistic practical action. They are re-developing ways to live in harmony with nature and each other. They are generating renewable resources, restoring ecosystems, nurturing solidarity and building health, wholeness and resilience. They are bringing life back to damaged land and oceans, and reversing silent springs.
“What we consume here in Wales is driving the destruction of tropical forests overseas. These forests are homes to animals, Indigenous and local communities. We are campaigning for Welsh Government, public sector bodies, businesses and the public to eliminate tropical deforestation from their supply chains and regenerate nature”.