Climate Week 4th – 10th March 2013

Did you know it’s Climate Week this week? Well you do now, if you didn’t. So go spread the word and tell all your friend’s and family about this brilliant week.

To mark the launch of Climate Week 2013, parents across the country are pledging to ‘Protect the Future‘ and guard against the negative impact of climate change to ensure a sustainable future for their children. Join the campaign and post a photo of your pledge to ‘Protect the future’ using #climateweek.

Why not get involved?

Get Swapping: Did you know that 500,000 tonnes of clothes get sent to landfill each year? We all have things we don’t want any more – clothes that don’t suit us, films we don’t watch and toys the children have outgrown. The Climate Week Swap encourages you to swap your items for something you really do want – and help protect the environment at the same time. You could run an event at home, work, school or in your local neighbourhood – or find events happening near you. If you register your event online you could be in with a chance to win a swap with Tom Jones, Frank Lampard or Hugh Laurie. For more information on how to organise a swap event, visit the website for a downloadable ‘how to’ guide.

Organise an Event: From conferences and exhibitions to bike rides and talks, plan something that works best for you or your organisation. It could be a fun team-based event for your business, or a public event open to everyone. For event ideas and tips on how to run successful events, visit www.climateweek.com/run-an-event.

Fancy a Challenge?: The Climate Week Challenge is an exciting opportunity for teams of four to six people of any age. The Challenge is kept under wraps until the week itself, so register before Friday 22nd February to take part – for more details visit www.climateweek.com/challenge. It can be done on any day of Climate Week and there is a one-day and a one-hour version.

Green your Cuisine: It’s estimated that each household wastes £50 a month on food that is thrown away. This year thousands of people across the country will be celebrating Climate Week by cooking Bubble & Squeak. This eco-meal can be made quickly from scratch by making the most of leftover potatoes and greens. Better still, it will help to save money, cut waste – and help combat climate change. Ask your workplace or a local cafe to take part, or cook it yourself for family and friends. You can also try out some celebrity recipes available on www.climateweek.com/green-your-cuisine

Get the T-shirt: As part of this year’s campaign, renowned fashion designer Julien Macdonald has created the official Climate Week t-shirt bringing together celebrity models including singer Katie Melua, actresses Emilia Fox and Andrea Riseborough and Britain’s Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon. Manufactured using wind and solar power, with a carbon footprint 90% lower than regular t-shirts, it is organic and made ethically. The t-shirt is available for both men and women for just £10 at www.ecotopia.co.uk/climateweek.

What are you doing for Climate Week?

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