What do you have planned for Climate Week 2014?

31st January 2014

Climate Week is Britain’s biggest climate change campaign, inspiring a new wave of action to create a sustainable future. Culminating in a week of activities on 3-9 March 2014, it showcases practical solutions from every sector of society that help people live and work more sustainably.

Each year, half a million people attend over 3,000 events in Britain’s biggest environmental occasion. Events are run by schools, businesses, charities, councils and many others. Participation is completely free.

You can help accelerate action on climate change by making Climate Week happen where you are. Ask an organisation or group you know to start planning an activity now for Climate Week in March 2014.

People can run any kind of event or activity – each year there is a huge range such as workshops, competitions, exhibitions, launches, bike rides, film screenings, open days and debates. Remember to register your event at www.climateweek.com – it takes just two minutes.

Last year we ran a 5 day Forum Challenge on the Sustainability Exchange for Climate Week. To encourage people to come together to think innovatively, each day we discussed the impact of climate change in the education sector covering topics such as food, leadership, education, consumerism and transport. Find out what was discussed each day. Why don't you do something similar?

Other ideas:
One activity you can take part in is the Climate Week Challenge competition. Over 200,000 people in schools and workplaces take part each year. The Climate Week Challenge is an exciting activity for teams of four to six people of any age. It helps develop creativity, innovation and enterprise, team-working skills and experience of tackling real-life environmental issues to a deadline.

You can also enter the Climate Week Awards, which recognise the most inspirational and impressive actions taking place in every sector of society. They showcase projects and initiatives all across Britain – from government departments to community allotments, from large businesses to local faith groups. Nominations and entries are now open until 7 February 2014, and the winners for each category will be announced on Tuesday 4 March.

For more information go to www.climateweek.com
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