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?
The Grand Welsh dig is a partnership between Nanny Biscuit and the animal welfare and environmental conservation charity Green Paw Project.
Our combined objective is to plant a minimum of 1000 trees / plants / daffodils / wildflowers in 2021. We hope to also plant 1000 trees from the donations raised from the #grandwelshpick and donations directly to this cause. The more money raised, the more we can plant, and the more carbon we can balance.
So, if we raise enough donations to plant 10,000 trees, then this is what we plant. Our target is to raise at least £5000 which will enable us to plant 2500 trees. These trees will be planted after lockdown has come to an end, this will enable us to get more donors and members of the public involved.
To find out more about the Grand Welsh Dig and to donate please click the button below.
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 money raised for Nanny Biscuit will be used to combat food poverty and loneliness within communities across Wales; issues that have been exacerbated over the last year.
We’re very grateful to the amazing brands and organisations that are helping deliver this national event