Following a presentation from Wendy (our CEO) to people in the Chew Valley (just outside Bristol) about the importance of reforestation, especially in the tropic, a small group of individuals have come together to form the Chew Valley Forest Twinning (CVFT) project. CVFT aims to engage more people in the Chew Valley to plant trees locally and for every one tree planted in the Chew Valley another will be planted in Tamil Nadu, India.
CVFT has since been engaging with different organisations and the local youth including the Blagdon Beavers.
A gift that won't cost the earth and living legacy for your loved. By gifting a tree you are investing in every ones future. Including; a livelihood for the local Indian woman who will sell it to us, then plant it and maintain it for a year; the wildlife that need trees to flourish; all the locals that need its shade, medicines and fruits; and all of us that need more trees to absorb more CO2 from the atmosphere.
Cycle 240 miles in one day on spin bikes at the gym. You will be part of a team that will aim to be first past the post, win a prize and support reforestation as a legacy for Bristol Green Capital 2015!
Solar power lights up the lives of orphaned girls, helps keep them safe and provides extra hours of study time to help them grow in confidence and independence. With thanks to The Marr-Munning Trust, Shambala, and Sunlit Future.
Padma is an amazing woman. Once a lawyer, she gave up her profession to rescue girls either in, or destined for the sex trade, in and around Mumbai. She started by bringing the girls home, sometimes housing more than 30 girls in her small one bedroom flat!
At the end of November, our CEO Wendy Stephenson will be cycling from Bristol to Paris. She will be joining a group of Bristolians, Le COP Crusaders, who are determined to make their voices heard in Paris for COP21. As European Green Capital hosts, this group of riders want to demand action against climate change and take the city’s manifesto with them (transporting it carbon free of course!). The group of riders will set off from Bristol on 26th November and arrive on the 29th to join thousands in Paris for the global climate change march.
TCW (The Converging World) Global Citizens Twinning Programme aims to encourage a journey of self-development and discovery for young people through environmental awareness. The course provides experience-based learning to equip young people with skills, knowledge and inspiration to act as change makers in their own communities and to live as active Global Citizens. For the last four years TCW has facilitated groups in Bristol and Mumbai to participate in a collaborative programme of work that connects young people in two communities to explore themes of global citizenship.
It’s festival time! We are excited to be one of the sponsors of the 2015 Seed Festival in Hawkwood, Stroud, 17th to 19th July 2015. It’s a festival of green inspiration, artistic interpretation and planting big ideas.
Thank you to everyone who helped us exceed our tipping point of £50k to enable us to continue the work we have been doing. Once the Trillion Fund team have processed all your information we will be in touch with you to provide you with more details and of course you will be part of our regular updates too. It's true, the world needs more renewable energy but perhaps even more significant is that we believe in using the profits from selling green energy, for work that can deliver even more impact, such as restoring rainforests.