GOGREEN Day of green ac­tion over cli­mate change

South Wales Echo - - GO GREEN -

AN AN­NUAL day of green ac­tion will re­turn to Wales next month to spread aware­ness about ris­ing global tem­per­a­tures and its im­pact on the en­vi­ron­ment.

This year’s Go Green Day, or­gan­ised by cli­mate change char­ity Size of Wales, takes place on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 13.

Across the coun­try, schools, of­fices and com­mu­nity groups will take part, help­ing to spread cli­mate change aware­ness and raise funds for Size of Wales’ for­est projects across Africa and South Amer­ica.

Every sin­gle pound do­nated is sent straight to the projects, which cover an area of trop­i­cal for­est twice the size of Wales – but not be­fore be­ing dou­bled by their match fund.

Or­gan­is­ers are urg­ing peo­ple to get cre­ative when they take part.

In pre­vi­ous years, fundrais­ing ef­forts have seen peo­ple ditch the car and cy­cle to work or school, hold a bake sale, en­joy an all-green pic­nic or dress head to toe in green for the day.

Cardiff-based sus­tain­able prin­ters Min­ute­man Press will be tak­ing part for a sec­ond year.

Branch man­ager Louise Wil­liams said: “On the day, we will be sell­ing our pop­u­lar Go Green colour­ing books, cre­ated es­pe­cially for Go Green Day. And, of course, we will be wear­ing green.

“Size of Wales’ work is such a great cause, one that we’re also very pas­sion­ate about sup­port­ing and pro­mot­ing.”

Size of Wales di­rec­tor Rita Singh said: “We are re­ally ex­cited for Wales to ‘go green’ and to see the va­ri­ety of ac­tiv­i­ties that will be hap­pen­ing for Go Green Day to sup­port our amaz­ing for­est projects.

“Fundrais­ing ef­forts will go a huge way to­wards tack­ling the im­pacts of cli­mate change and show­ing what a na­tion the size of Wales can do to be glob­ally re­spon­si­ble.”

Forests are key to sav­ing the world from the im­pacts of cli­mate change as they ab­sorb the car­bon diox­ide we emit.

As much as 25% of global car­bon emis­sions are caused by the de­struc­tion of the trop­i­cal for­est, which is greater than the car­bon emit­ted by all the world’s trans­port com­bined.

To sign up, go to www.size­ofwales. org.uk/gogreen­day2017

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