Grand Welsh Dig Challenge Progress
Why a Grand Welsh Dig?
The average person in the UK produces between 8 and 15 tonnes of C02 a year which is one of the major contributors towards man made climate change. We are truly at a tipping point in the health and future of this planet and action needs to be taken now to protect the planet and future generations.
Planting trees can help to balance the ever increasing Carbon Emissions from human activity. Here you can see how many trees it would take to offset carbon emissions throughout your lifetime.
- With an average lifespan of 40 years per tree.
- Average of 20KG of Carbon absorbed each year per year.
- 8 to 15 tonnes = 8,000 to 15,000KG per year.
- So for one person 400 to 750 trees are needed to be planted every 40 years.
- The trees must have enough growing space to keep absorbing C02 for the 40 years.
What is the Grand Welsh Dig challenge?
Our objective is to plant a minimum of 1000 trees / plants / daffodils / wildflowers in 2022.
How can you get involved?
We also encourage you to take photos of yourself planting your own trees, plants, daffodils and wildflowers and posting photos of your efforts on social media with the hashtags #grandweekinwales and #grandwelshdig. We will share them on our social media channels and website, with the aim of showcasing the beautiful gardens from all across Wales!
All you need to do now is set yourself a target and get as many people involved as possible. You could also use this as an opportunity to fundraise for Nanny Biscuit or a local charity of your choice.
All monies raised for A Grand Week in Wales are distributed in the following way;
20% to Nanny Biscuit to combat food poverty, isolation and loneliness, with the remainder evenly distributed between our brilliant national partner organisations;
- Green Paw Project – Tree planting and land regeneration
- CAFgas CIC – Free boiler repairs for people living in fuel poverty
- Fare Share – Feeding the homeless
- Marie Curie – Terminal illness & bereavement
- Adferiad Recovery – Addiction and mental health
- YAB Wrexham – Community hub supporting vulnerable members
- Blood Bikes Wales – Transportation of blood and breast milk
Find out more information about our Grand Week in Wales event beneficiaries and Where your money goes