Make a Difference on Green Day 2005!

30th September 2005



YOU can make a difference on Green Day to your

  • Health by breathing in a third less pollution than car users*
  • Finances as walking, cycling or taking the bus is cheaper than taking or maintaining a car
  • Environment by reducing air pollution and road congestion

(* ‘ETA road user exposure to air pollution’)


Green Day takes place on the last Friday in September each year and is sponsored by Deutsche Bank in association with Jersey Telecom.  What can you do to Make a Difference?


What is Green Day?

This annual event has two purposes, 1. to raise awareness and 2. to raise funds for the Trust

Awareness-raising: The thrust of Green Day is to try to get people to think about using an alternative form of transport to the car for one day.  By showing people that they, as an individual, can make a difference on one day, maybe they’ll choose to do it again throughout the year.  Think Global Act Local! Did you know that just one 3 mile car journey releases just over 2kg of CO2, one of the main gases that contributes to climate change? On Green Day this year, we plan to calculate by how many tonnes Jersey managed to reduce its emission of CO2 on that day. Please register with us in the Royal Square.

Fund-raising: Green Day is one of the Trust’s key fund-raising initiatives for the year, which enables us to continue to support local environmental projects throughout the rest of the year.  All of the money from Green Day stays local.  We encourage people to raise money on the day by holding a ‘dress down day / wear something green’ or to simply make a donation to the Trust.

  • Green is the theme! So why not wear something green and donate to the GLC Trust?

  • If your business would like to have a collection box and sell ribbons please advise us and then let us know how you took part/intend to take part in Green Day

  • Green ribbons can also be purchased from the Royal Square, several high street stores, Broad Street post office, Rue De Pres post office and Jersey Airport.

So, what's happening on Green Day 2005?

  • Everyone taking part by using alternative transport for the day can receive a stamped, healthy M.O.T. certificate.  Just bring your bus receipt showing your journey and date to the Royal Square between 7.30am til 5pm or simply come along the Royal Square and register by telling us how you’ve arrived at work on that day, without using the car.  We need to know how you got to work or school so that we can calculate how many tonnes of CO2 you have saved.  You can also register your mileage saved by emailing us at

  • Each participant who enters in the Royal Square or school pupil who registers through their school is entered into the free prize draw. All entrants have the chance of winning some fabulous outdoor pursuit related prizes donated by generous sponsors, such as:

·        a specialist business environmental audit  - GLC Environmental Trust

·        electric bike - Jersey Electricity

·        Abseiling - Jersey Adventure ltd

·        kayaking, - Rock and Roll adventure

·        recycled bicycles, - Oakfield Industries

·        use of hybrid vehicles – Toyota

  •  Connex buses are making the cost of a journey 50p, between 9.30 and 16.30, in support of Green Day

Also in the Royal Square, there will be:

  • Channel 103 live! Peter Mac broadcasting his breakfast show live from the Royal Square

  • Speciality breakfasts by Mange Tout - mui-oothie smoothies and muesli bars

  •  Free water from Wilkinsons Ltd and free coffee from Coopers

  • shoe making stall

  • live music

  • Tea and cakes from Trinity WI from 3 til 5pm

  •  judging of schools ‘design and make’ shoe competition at 4.30pm sponsored by Jersey Gas

...and you can also find out about:

  • Alternative vehicles such as hybrid cars, electric mopeds, a C5 (!) and new and old bikes designs

  • Converting your car to environmentally friendlier gas and being given £250 of free fuel

  • the new Sustainable Traffic and Transportation Strategy (Environment and Public Services Dept)

  • a possible Eastern Cycle Route (Environment and Public Services Dept)

  • information on Jersey's air quality (Health Protection Department)

  • specialist cycle and outdoor pursuits advice

  •  security bike marking

  • carbon neutral information and sign up for a tree planting scheme with Men of the Trees

  •  information on alternative transport initiatives


  •  A special schools pack with certificate and register and signposts has been sent to every Island school to encourage schools to participate

  • Jersey Dairy will donate yoghurt and milk to each participating school

After the event

  • check the GLC Trust website to find out how the CO2 emissions of the island were reduced for the day and also to see how the Island of Jersey went green for Green Day.

Green Day 2005

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