The children of Longroyde Primary School, West Yorkshire have been creating and cultivating green spaces as part of their ‘Easter Garden Project’, thanks to a £500 donation from Morley Glass & Glazing’s GreenVision Fund.
They planned the garden and spent weeks digging out weeds, filling beds with compost and planting seeds. They have also thought of the other creatures that may enjoy the space: building pea and sunflower wigwams and a bug hotel.
The school’s Leanne Geddes replied to Morley: “A big thank you for your kind donation. Gardening has proved so popular that we are going to be running an after-school gardening club after the Easter holidays.”
The GreenVision Fund will be making a second donation of £500 to Longroyde School, enabling them to buy a mini greenhouse, more planters, larger established plants, log seating and create a mindfulness area.
The GreenVision Fund is the result of Morley’s glass recycling scheme run in conjunction with Saint-Gobain Glass. Morley encourages its customers to return post-consumer glass, which it crushes and returns to Saint-Gobain Glass to manufacture new float glass. The money Morley Glass receives for the cullet creates the GreenVision Fund. Donations of £500 each are available to sustainable projects, charities and community groups.
In one month alone, the return scheme saw 52 bags/37.28 tonnes of post-consumer glass returned to be recycled. This provided the fund with £1835 to support green initiatives. It also preserved 31688kg of raw virgin sand and reduced CO2 emissions at Saint-Gobain Glass’ float glass plant at Eggborough by 11184kg.