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Rewilding College Green - Avon Wildlife Trust

Anniversary of Greta Thunberg visit marked by launch of visionary rewilding project to 'green' College Green.

A year on from the visit by Greta Thunberg to Bristol and the successful crowd funder that followed, the anniversary is being marked by the launch of a visionary rewilding project on College Green as part of the reimagining of this iconic public space.

Last year’s rally organised by Bristol Youth Strike 4 Climate and led by Greta Thunberg was a call for action on climate change. The event was held in pouring rain that left College Green muddy and damaged from the footsteps of 15,000 people who attended. The resulting crowdfunder to repair the Green, initiated by local resident, Jon Usher, raised a total of £15,575 with an additional contribution of £5,000 from Good Energy.

Bristol and Bath Parks Foundation have been acting as custodians of the fund and co-ordinating an innovative partnership between the Foundation, Bristol Cathedral, Bristol City Council, Bristol Youth Strike 4 Climate and Avon Wildlife Trust to begin re-visioning the space. With lawn repairs completed in April 2020 and the majority of the raised funds remaining, the next stage of the project alongside the Cathedral will significantly enhance this green space for nature, providing a new habitat in the heart of the city.

Posted on: 01 March 2021

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