Workplaces across Scotland are being asked to hold a ‘green dress down day’ to raise funds for the environment.

Friends of the Earth Scotland is encouraging staff to donate £1 to dress in the colour green or vintage, second hand or ethically produced clothing.

Dressing green for a day is not the only option for workplaces to engage in raising money for the environment. Other suggestions include holding a book or clothes swap or even a cake sale.

Zoe Furnivall, Community Fundraising and Outreach Officer, said:

“We’d like to encourage organisations of all types and sizes to participate in our first ever workplace fundraiser. By participating you will not only be making a statement about your support for protecting the planet, but you will be also raising vital funds for Scotland’s leading environmental campaigning charity.”

The green dress down day is part of Friends of the Earth Scotland’s first ever fundraising month in November, and the money raised will go towards campaigning for a clean and healthy environment for all. Other events include a green fashion show, dinner at Henderson’s restaurant in Edinburgh, and a schools fundraising programme. More nformation at www.planetpassion.org.uk

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For media enquiries please contact:

Per Fischer, Press Office, Friends of the Earth Scotland
t: 0131 243 2719

Notes to Editors

Your Planet Our Passion: Friends of the Earth Scotland’s fundraising month: planetpassion.org.uk

Friends of the Earth Scotland exists to help people in Scotland look after the planet for everyone’s future. We think globally and act locally in Scotland, delivering solutions to climate change by enabling and empowering people to take both individual and collective action. We offer help to people with the big things in life – helping to sustain a healthy society and environment. We believe that all of our children’s futures will be better because of what we do. www.foe-scotland.org.uk