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Welcome to Climate Week

Posted by on February 4th 2011

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.
Thousands of businesses, charities, schools, councils and others will run events during Climate Week on 21-27 March 2011. They will show what can be achieved, share ideas and encourage thousands more to act during the rest of the year.

You can help create a massive movement for change by making Climate Week happen where you are. Ask an organisation or group you know, such as your workplace or local school, to run an event.

Turning Mobile Phones into Trees During Climate Week

Fonetwigs, a project that plants trees using money made from recycling old mobile phones, will be planting 2011 trees during Climate Week. The project is run by environmental consultancy and carbon offset company OxTreeGen, OxTreeGen, who will plant the trees in the Heart of England Forest in Warwickshire. Each tree will represent one recycled mobile phone, which will go on to absorb CO2 for years to come.
Any phone contributed to the scheme before March 18th 2011 will go towards the trees planted during Climate Week.