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Welsh Liberal Democrats Go Green to help protect a rainforest the size of Wales

October 19, 2012 9:05 AM

Size of Wales

The Welsh Liberal Democrats Assembly Member for South Wales West, Peter Black pledged his support for the national Go Green day of action today, by going green in support of rainforest charity, Size of Wales.

The Welsh Liberal Democrats are joining hundreds of people across Wales who are wearing green to raise funds to help protect an area of rainforest the size of our nation.

Mr. Black said: "I am more than happy to support Size of Wales' 'Go Green Day', which aims to raise awareness of the importance of rainforest protection, as part of our national response to climate change.

"The world's rainforests absorb almost a fifth of the world's man-made carbon dioxide emissions and this project aims to help save an area of rainforest equivalent to Wales, and in turn, inspire other countries to do the same.

"Climate change is the biggest challenge facing Wales for the next few generations, therefore every area of Wales has to play its part to reduce our carbon footprint."