Go Green for the Size of Wales
Every October Size of Wales runs Go Green Day and asks businesses throughout Wales to join in and help protect an area of tropical forest the size of Wales. This is an important and ongoing challenge.
In 2016 Cynnal Cymru and the Size of Wales worked in partnership to promote Go Green Day, helping to recruit, engage and share all of the fantastic fundraising initiatives of the Go Green Champions.
Businesses across Wales signed up as champions to run Go Green Day in their workplace. Ammanford business Corgi Hosiery designed limited edition green socks while Cardiff based Minuteman Press designed and printed a special Go Green Day colouring book to sell.
Cynnal Cymru also coordinated a launch event at the Principality Stadium which Paralympics gold medallist Aled Davies MBE attended alongside other Go Green champions and politicians.
Money raised for Size of Wales will be spent on a range of projects that will help protect tropical forests, from supporting communities to gain land rights, to buying tree seedlings and funding rangers. Supporters and partners of the project are currently linked directly to communities and projects in Africa and South America.
The world’s rainforests absorb around a fifth of the world’s man-made carbon dioxide emissions and Size of Wales aims to raise awareness of the importance of rainforest protection, as part of Wales’ national response to climate change. Having reached its initial £2 million target, and successfully helping to protect an area of rainforest the size of Wales, the project now hopes Go Green Day 2016 will have a significant impact in helping towards its new target of supporting an area of rainforest twice the size of Wales.
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