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climate week

The government took its time, but over the last few years it has finally taken its fingers out of its ears and started to listen. Something needs to be done to stop - or at least diminish - climate change. All sorts of plans are being made to help Britain go green, such as targets being set to cut carbon emissions, and councils increasing the types of material they'll take to be recycled.

For things to really change, the whole country has to act, which is why they have introduced Climate Week, which will be taking place between the 4th - 10th March. There will be challenges and events all over the country, and as the capital city, London will be leading the way. If you want to help tackle climate change, here are some of the activities in London that you can get involved in:

Pub Quiz
4th March, The Horniman, Unit 26 Hays Galleria, SE1 2HD

There's nothing like a good old pub quiz. Put together a team, and test your environmental knowledge at the Horniman Pub.

STEP Compere Performance
4th March, 5.30pm, Unicorn Theatre

A performance given by a group of thirteen young people, who will let you know their thoughts on climate change through comedy and the spoken word.

Wildlife Trust Workshop
5th March, 9.30am-4pm, Tabard Gardens

In this free workshop, you will learn about biodiversity, and the habitats you can create in your own back garden. Activities will include making butterfly and bee friendly borders, and dead hedge homes for invertebrates.

Petting Zoo
6th March, 10.30am-4.30pm, Potters Fields Park, Tooley Street, SE1 2AA

Meet over 20 animals from Surrey Docks Farm at Potters Fields Park and learn about sustainable food sourcing & agriculture.

Bug Hotels
7th March, 12pm-2pm, Gibbons Rent

Gibbons Rent encourage you to do some up-cycling. Bring any unwanted materials such as cardboard & paper, pipe & tubing, bamboo, egg crates, etc, and help build bug hotels to improve biodiversity.

Cycle Powered Cinema
8th March, 6pm, The Scoop at More London, SE1 2DB

A screening of No Impact Man will be powered by twenty volunteers pedalling on bikes. Watch a film, and get exercise at the same time - better than eating popcorn.

Sustainable Food Market & Swap Shop
8th March, 11am-7pm, More London

Take in any unwanted items to the Foundation 66 swap shop: books, clothes, home goods, travel equipment, etc, and swap i for something else. Then have a look at the food market and buy a sustainably grown lunch.

Green Network Breakfast
8th March, 8am-10am, The Exchange, 28 London Bridge Street

Discuss biodiversity over breakfast with lectures & a Q&A from The Exchange, London Wildlife Trust, and Team London Bridge.
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Why? Save the planet
When: 4th-10th March
Phone: 020 3397 2601
Where: Around London
Cost: Free
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