The students of Longroyde Primary School in West Yorkshire have been busy creating and cultivating green spaces as part of their Easter Garden Project, thanks to a £500 donation from Morley Glass and Glazing’s GreenVision Fund.
Children 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.
Leanne Geddes from Longroyde Primary School said: “A big thank you (Morley Glass) 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 available as a result of Morley Glass and Glazing’s glass recycling scheme it operates in conjunction with Saint-Gobain Glass. Morley encourages its customers to return glass from old windows and doors (post-consumer glass), which it then crushes and returns to Saint-Gobain Glass, which uses it 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 Morley Glass’ Crush cullet return scheme saw 52 bags/37.28 tonnes of post-consumer glass returned to be recycled. This provided the fund with £1,835 to support green initiatives. It also preserved 31,688kg of raw virgin sand and reduced CO2 emissions at Saint-Gobain Glass’s float glass plant at Eggborough by 11,184kg.