Climate Week is a supercharged national occasion that offers an annual renewal of our ambition and confidence to combat climate change. It is for everyone wanting to do their bit to protect our planet and create a secure future.
Climate Week will shine a spotlight on the many positive steps already being taken in workplaces and communities across Britain. The power of these real, practical examples – the small improvements and the big innovations – will then inspire millions more people.
Climate Week has support from every part of society – from the Prime Minister to Paul McCartney, the NHS to the Met Office, Girlguiding UK to the CBI, the Big Lottery Fund to the National Association of Head Teachers.
Here are some ideas from the Climate Week ’Easy things to do’ Mini-Guide:
Rethink the small things
Simply take a minute during Climate Week to think of something that you can easily change in your daily life. This could be something simple like reusing your plastic bags, turning off at the socket, reducing your water use and keeping the lid on the saucepan.
Organise a lower carbon meal
Prepare a low-carbon breakfast, lunch, or dinner that uses in-season, local produce. Another great idea is to use the left overs and create delicious dishes, like soup or curry, the day after. Try to recycle your packaging and compost any organic waste.
Run a Swap Shop
Get a group of friendsf of colleagues together and have fun swapping items you don’t use with things that you need. Examples of things to swap are clothes, toys and grownout – of baby things.
Use Climate Week as an opportunity to switch everything at home and in the office off at the socket when appliances are not in use – reducing the environmental impact and saving money at the same time.
Walk/cycle to work
Why not use the spring weather as an incentive to walk or cycle to work? If you live too far away from your place of work you could car share or use public transport instead.
Recycle the unusual
For most of us it is normal to recycle paper, aluminium and plastic. Why not use Climate Week to start recycling foil, batteries and electric goods as well?
Check out the Climate Change website to see how you can get involved, either at home or at work!