Climate Week is 12 to 18 March 2012

February 4th, 2012 by Climate Week

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Climate Week is Britain’s national campaign to inspire a new wave of action on climate change.

It culminates with thousands of events and activities taking place throughout the week of 12 to 18 March 2012, planned by organisations from every part of society.

Showcasing real, practical ways to combat climate change, the campaign aims to renew our ambition to create a more sustainable, low-carbon future.

Climate Week is backed by every part of society – from the Prime Minister to Paul McCartney, the NHS to the Met Office, the TUC to the CBI, Girlguiding UK to the National Association of Head Teachers.

During the first Climate Week in 2011 over 3,000 events were attended by half a million people across the UK.

Climate Week’s Headline Partner is Tesco, which aims to become a zero-carbon business by 2050 – without purchasing offsets.

In addition it has committed to work with its suppliers to reduce emissions from products in its supply chain by 30% by 2020, and to find ways to help its customers halve their own carbon footprints by 2020.

Climate Week’s Supporting Partners are EDF Energy, H&M, Nissan and SodaStream.

EDF Energy is Britain’s largest producer of low-carbon electricity, H&M is for a more sustainable fashion future, the 100% electric Nissan LEAF is driving change for a sustainable future, and SodaStream is the smarter way to enjoy sparkling drinks.

You can register for the Climate Week Challenge, judged by Kate Humble, Bruce Parry, and Liz Bonnin.

The Climate Week Challenge in 2011 was Britain’s biggest ever environmental competition, with over 145,000 people participating in the one day and one-hour versions.

The prestigious Climate Week Awards recognise the most inspirational and impressive actions taking place in every sector of society.

The judging panel contains figures such as the human rights activist, Bianca Jagger, the former President of Ireland, Mary Robinson, and the Bishop of London.

Climate Week Cuisine is a new part of the campaign for 2012, encouraging people to make the food that they eat a part of the solution to climate change.

Chris Hudson waters maize on his St Peter Port allotment on 11 June 2011. Growing your own food reduces food miles and packaging. (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

They can do this by joining in the call to action of eating a low carbon meal during Climate Week.

There are a number of other elements to the campaign. The Climate Week Pub Quiz will be run in hundreds of pubs and workplaces.

The Climate Week Play in a Day at the Arcola Theatre in London features award-winning writers and celebrity performers putting together five 15 minute plays in just 24 hours.

Organisations can get involved right now by starting to plan an event for Climate Week.

This provides a unique opportunity to profile their own initiatives and innovations to stakeholders and staff, customers and the community, members and the media.

They can also spread the word in advance, so that others find out about Climate Week in time to plan their own activities.

Individuals can help right now by asking the organisations they know – such as their workplace or local school – to plan an event or activity for Climate Week.

They can also register to take part in the Climate Week Cuisine call to action and plan to eat a low carbon meal during Climate Week.

To find out more, go to the Climate Week website, or email info @ or telephone on 020 3397 2601.


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