Grand Welsh Pick Challenge Progress
Why a Grand Welsh Pick?
The perpetuating plastic production, especially with single use plastics, is one of the biggest environmental issues the modern world faces. As plastic waste increases, the ability to dispose of the plastic becomes more and more overwhelming for the world.
As disposal methods and landfills become increasingly stretched, the overspill of the plastic waste is forced into the natural world. Plastic waste swarms our seas, and also litters our lands killing sea life, birds and our land animals. We need to preserve the planet for our children and grandchildren.
What is the Grand Welsh Pick challenge?
The aim is for 1000+ individuals/families/groups to pick up and recycle as much litter as possible from the outdoors and the natural world. We are urging all litter pickers to predominantly target plastic waste. The litter can be collected from anywhere in Wales; villages, towns, cities, forests, beaches, parks, industrial estates, shopping centres, anywhere.
It’s fundamental that we do all we can to clear our villages, towns, cities, forests, seas, beaches, parks, even the industrial estates and shopping centres of its litter/plastic.
No matter where the litter is, if it’s not in a secure bin ready to be recycled, it will eventually end up in the ocean.
How can you get involved?
Grand Welsh Pick Competition
Step by Step Guide for Registering
- To be involved, you need to register yourself, child, family, or group with Green Paw Project via this link Register/Join us – Grand Welsh Clean up.
- This form automatically registers you to be part of the Grand Welsh Pick competition.
- You can register anytime from 1st February to the very last day of the event on 1st March 2020.
- After completing the form, you can set up your own sponsor page via A Grand Week in Wales Give as you Live Fundraising Page
- Each £2 raised through sponsorship plants a tree
- Here is how to register give Give As You Live
- Click on the Green Box “Start Funding”
- Create your account with your name and email details
- Add a Title Page “Grand Welsh Pick with (*your name/family name/group name)”
- The address will automatically fill in
- Add your fundraising target (if you have one)
- Page owner add *your name/family name/group name
- Your Story – why you want to pick up litter, and see a greener future?
- Upload or use a default image
- “Add Strava activity?” Say “No”
- “Live video streaming” Say “No”
- “Gift Aid” Say “No”
- Click “I have understood”
- Away you go!
- This will allow you to start being sponsored for your litter/plastic clean up.
- Please start sharing your sponsorship link and gather as many donors as possible.
- Every £2 you raise through sponsorship will plant a tree in Wales. 100% of all donations go towards planting trees and offsetting carbon. (Read more on; why to plant trees and carbon balance via The Green Paw Earth Conservation Project)
- From 22nd February onwards you can start collecting the litter, help clean up the natural world, whilst simultaneously raising money to plant trees.
- Please share the Facebook event (Grand Week in Wales Facebook Event Page), or this website via Social Media or via to friends.
Step by Step Guide for Event Days
- The Grand Welsh Pick takes place from 9am Monday 22nd Feb to 4pm on 1st March, St Davids Day.
- We are looking for you / your family / group to collect at least 1 bag of rubbish during this time.
- The bag can be as big or small as you wish, every little helps.
- The bigger the bag, or the more bags you or your team can collect the better.
- You can collect the litter from several locations, or just one location if you wish.
- The collection can happen everyday of Grand Welsh Pick week, or just for a single day, or even just for 30 mins.
- The litter can be collected from anywhere in Wales; villages, towns, cities, forests, beaches, parks, industrial estates, shopping centres, anywhere.
- Please only pick up litter from the floor or outside, please don’t use your home waste, or take from bins.
- After a litter pick, please share your bag of rubbish, what you have found, and your location in Wales on any Social Media Platform and use the following: #GrandWelshPick
- Posting your photo using the Hashtag #GrandWelshPick on Social Media will enter you into the competition, as we will gather the images and data from this Hashtag.
- Please follow Covid19 Wales regulations when travelling.
- The litter pick can be carried out as part of your daily exercise.
- If you are a child of 17 and under, you must be accompanied by an adult of 18 years old, and have permission from parents or guardians.
- Please ideally use a biodegradable bag for the rubbish.
- Use gloves to pick up the rubbish, if you wish.
- Wash your hands thoroughly before and afterwards.
- Use a litter picker (only £10+), and can be used for life.
- Please recycle the litter either through your household waste service, or at the local waste disposal depot.
- The group or person who collects the most quantity of rubbish will win the ‘Green Paw Project Grand Welsh Pick 2021 Trophy and Prize’
- Posting your photo on Social Media using the Hashtag #GrandWelshPick will enter you into the competition, as we will gather the images and data from this Hashtag.
- Please take photos with the #GrandWelshPick of:
- Litter in the bags, or outside the bags.
- Images items you found most (EG plastic bottle tops).
- Photos of yourself, or group or family (If you want) after or during the pick.
- The location/s you have collected the litter from.
- You will have until 5pm on 10th March to submit your photos on Social Media and entry via #GrandWelshPick
- The winner who has collected the most rubbish will be announced on Thursday 11th March at 5pm, claiming your prize and trophy.
What is the prize for the winner?
This will be a yearly project that will take place across Wales for St Davids Day each year.
The winner will receive:
- Vegan hamper worth £100
- 5 x Vegan Chocolate Bars for Children
- Green Paw Project Hoodie & T Shirt
- The 2021 GRAND WELSH CLEANUP TROPHY
We’re very grateful to the amazing brands and organisations that are helping deliver this national event