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 are joining hundreds of people across Wales in taking green action to raise funds to help protect an area of tropical forest twice the size of our nation!
Rob Proctor, Director of YnNi Teg explained: “On Go Green Day, we will be taking part in a sponsored bike ride from our wind turbine in Meidrim, Carmarthenshire, all the way to Cardiff – a total of about 90 miles! We will be dressed in green so it’ll be easy to spot us en route! When we arrive in Cardiff, we will be officially launching our community share offer as part of the Size of Wales’ celebration event at the Tramshed to mark the end of Go Green Day.”
Rita Singh, Director of Size of Wales said: “Lots of businesses are planning to ‘Go Green’ by holding office bake sales or cycling to work competitions all up and down the country, and we’re delighted to be working alongside YnNi Teg to help them launch their share offer. Best of all, all the money raised in Wales will be doubled by our match fund!”
The money raised for Size of Wales will be spent on a range of activities that will help protect tropical forests – from buying tree seedlings, to funding and training biomonitoring teams and supporting local communities to develop sustainable livelihoods, to lobbying for land ownership rights for indigenous communities.
The world’s tropical forests absorb almost a fifth of the world’s man-made carbon dioxide emissions and one of Size of Wales’ main aims is to raise awareness of the importance of forest protection, as part of our national response to climate change.
Having recently reached a landmark target – protecting an area of tropical forest twice the size of Wales – the hope is that this year’s Go Green Day will be the biggest yet and have a significant impact towards helping to sustain these tropical forests for the future. Find out more about Size of Wales’ forest projects here: sizeofwales.org.uk/projects
If you would like to sponsor the YnNi Teg team, you can do so by following this link – https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/ynniteg