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Supporting Climate Week

Friday, 7 February 2014

Climate Week is Britain’s biggest climate change campaign encouraging us all to make small changes that will lead to a more sustainable future.  There are lots of ways you can join in with Climate week to help make our society more sustainable. Climate Week is Britain’s biggest climate change campaign and Myakka have been supporting it for the past three years.

This year Climate Week is running from Monday 3rd – Sunday 9th March 2014 and is promising to be the biggest Climate Week ever! The aim of Climate Week is to promote the way people and businesses can makes small changes their lives to become more sustainable.

There are lots of ways you can join in Climate Week to help spread the message of sustainability. Climate Week has a number of events running across the country such as ‘Swaps’ the ‘Climate Week Challenge’ and simply signing the ‘Climate Week Declaration’.  To find a Climate Week event near you simply click here.

This Climate Week has partnered with Meat Free Mondays and Sustrans to try and make us all more sustainable. Meat Free Monday is a campaign to encourage all to have a meat-free day one day a week. Livestock production is thought to contribute about 15% of the world’s Greenhouse gases, so by reducing the amount of meat we can easily reduce our carbon footprint. Sustrans, a national cycling organisation, is working to encourage us to ride our bikes more and in particular have launched the ‘The Big Pedal’ which is about encouraging kids to cycle to school.

One of the biggest pushes this year is to get as many people as possible to sign the Climate Week Declaration. The aim of the declaration is to encourage the UK government to do more to prevent climate change. Currently the government is finalising a new law that decides the future of the UK’s energy supply.  The aim is to get the government to include green targets into the Energy Bill to help give us greener, cleaner energy. To find out more and to read the complete declaration and to register your support, simply click here.

A fun and simple way to support climate week is to attend one of the many Swap events taking place across the country. You can swap anything that other people may like and that you no longer want, such as clothing, DVDs, books and furniture. Swaps are great fun and are great for the environment and means you can update your home and wardrobe - all for free!  To find your nearest swap or to register your own simply click here.

There are lots ways to support Climate Week and we can all make small changes in our lives to help reduce our carbon footprint. Simply turning lights off when not needed, or turning down the thermostat by a degree or even switching to a green energy provider - can all help.

To find out more information Climate Week take a look at the website by clicking here. To keep up to date with all the latest developments like Climate Week on Facebook and follow them Twitter.

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