We were delighted and proud to attend the official opening of the Longroyde School garden, with Morley MD Ian Short cutting the ribbon to get everything started!
Longroyde School in Brighouse applied for a grant from our GreenVision fund, which gives up to £500 grants to local sustainable projects. The school originally applied for a single grant in order to create a garden as an Easter project but were so inspired they required and received a second donation to continue and finish the project.
The garden now incorporates a mindfulness area, greenhouse, sunflower and pea wigwam and a bug hotel. The children worked very hard digging out weeds, filling beds with compost and planting seeds as well as painting and planning the space.
The GreenVison fund is born out of our CRUSH recycling scheme – taking post-consumer glass from old windows and doors, bringing it back to our factory and crushing it into cullet. The cullet is then sent to Saint-Gobain Glass who pay us for it and 100% of these funds go into the GreenVision pot. This scheme has so far benefitted 10 local projects as well as, in itself, saving 158,000kg of CO2 from entering the atmosphere and 450,000kg of virgin sand from being used, and saved enough energy to power a home for 264 years*.
Ian said: “It is wonderful to see the donations truly making a difference to local communities and their hard work paying off so spectacularly. The children have done an incredible job and learnt skills for life. I was thrilled to attend and officially open the project. The fund is growing all the time and we currently have £30,000 available for sustainable projects so we would urge other groups to come forward and apply for a grant of up to £500.”
If you wish to apply for a GreenVision grant, please send your request and project details to firstname.lastname@example.org Find out more about the fund and the projects it has supported here: https://www.morleyglass.co.uk/glass-recycling-leeds/
*All figures correct at July 2021