#ClimateWeek - Britain's Biggest Climate Change Campaign 2012
The Eco Muslim is supporting Climate Week - a supercharged national campaign to inspire action in faith groups, asking Muslims to make their...
Climate Week is a new wave of action on climate change. It culminates with thousands of events and activities taking place throughout the week of 12th to 18th March 2012, planned by organisations from every part of society.
The Eco Muslim will insha-Allah, God willing, be involved in Climate Week and is asking readers and fans to share their ideas for making Britain, that much more environmentally friendlier. Please comment below with your Top 3 Eco-Friendly Activities and "Like" The Eco Muslim on Facebook to stay updated on the Climate Week events.
What is Climate Week?
Showcasing real, practical ways to combat climate change, the Climate Week campaign aims to renew our ambition to create a more sustainable, low-carbon future.
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. You can register now for the 2012 Climate Week Challenge, which will be revealed on Monday 12 March at 9am.
For 2012, the organisation is focusing on the impact of food with a sub campaign called ‘Climate Week Cuisine' and The Eco Muslim has the awesome role of looking at Halal and sustainable eating. So how can Muslims make their diets sustainable and low carbon?
Who is involved?
Climate Week is backed by every part of society - from the Prime Minister to Paul McCartney, the NHS to the National Trust, 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.
The campaign has already worked with faith groups across the board including The Muslim Council of Britain, The Muslim Agency for Development and Enterprise and The Mosques and Imams National Advisory Board.
Other highlights from 2011 include the Climate Week T-shirt, modelled by celebrities such as Lily Cole, Gemma Arterton and James Blunt. There were over 1,000 pieces of media coverage about Climate Week, with articles in most national newspapers and coverage on BBC1, including a whole episode of Blue Peter inspired by the campaign.
CLIMATE WEEK 2012 - Get involved NOW!
Entries are now open for the prestigious Climate Week Awards, recognising the most inspirational and impressive actions taking place in every sector. In 2011 the judging panel contained figures such as the eminent economist Lord Stern, the former President of Ireland, Mary Robinson, and Booker Prize-winning author, Ian McEwan.
Organisations can get involved right now by starting to plan an event for Climate Week using their ideas guide. 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, mosque or local school - to plan an event or activity for Climate Week. They can also visit the Climate Week website to find out more about what they can do in their local area, or how to get involved online.
Do you want to get involved? Do you have an awesome, innovative idea that The Eco Muslim can use for Climate Week? Share your ideas in the comments below and get inspired on the official site.
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