Conservationist Iolo Williams launches competition for Young ‘green heroes’

Conservationist Iolo Williams launches competition for Young ‘green heroes’

Iolo Williams is calling for young people to share their ideas for the future of Wales, in Memory of the environmentalist Morgan Parry.

Today (Monday 3 August) the broadcaster will launch a new Welsh language writing prize at 3PM at the National Eisteddfod in Meifod.

The project is organised by the Morgan Parry Foundation, set up following the environmentalist’s death at the age of 56 in January 2014.

The launch of the prize for 16 to 19 year olds is part of an event at the Coed Cymru stand to celebrate Morgan’s life.

The Foundation is inviting young people to write an essay about safeguarding Wales for future generations in the year 2050. The winner will receive £500 to develop the ideas and the actions described in the essay.

Iolo Williams said:

“Morgan’s contribution to the sustainability of Wales was huge. Now we need to nurture a new generation of enthusiastic people follow his example, and create a world where we tread lightly on the earth.

“If you have a good idea about creating a better future, we want you to take part, share your story and make it happen.