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10 questions you were too embarrassed to ask about climate change
Ever feel confused by all this talk of climate change? Ahead of next Monday, when world leaders will meet at the Paris Climate Talks, we’ve pulled together some of those basic questions you might be too embarrassed to ask. What is climate change? The Earth’s surface temperature is warming, meaning that weather patterns and ecosystems…Read More
What are sustainable development goals (SDGs)?
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a new, universal set of goals, targets and indicators being set this week that UN member states will be expected to use to frame their agendas and political policies over the next 15 years. They’re ambitious aims for countries to create a world that is fairer, more prosperous for all, and more…Read More
Take action for our brilliant planet
The time before and directly after the election is an opportunity to show our politicians that we really care about the future of our planet, and push them to show leadership for the environment. That’s why, on 17 June, we’re holding a climate march at Westminster asking MPs to commit to action on climate change The next Government will…Read More
Become an Earth Hour UK Ambassador!
Love WWF’s Earth Hour? Want to help shape the UK celebrations for 2016? Then listen up! We want to get more people around the UK excited about Earth Hour – and that’s why we need your help. We’re looking for people who can get their friends, family and community involved with Earth Hour on Saturday 19…Read More
Earth Hour – what we achieved together
2015 was another brilliant year for Earth Hour across the UK. 20% of the UK public – that’s an amazing 10.4 million people – joined us in taking part in Earth Hour, either by attending an event or switching off the lights at home, with 26,000 of you sharing your plans on our interactive map (nfp Synergy 2015). Our brilliant supporters…Read More
Make a difference beyond the hour
Earth Hour 2015 was a fantastic success, with a record 172 countries taking part alongside individuals, schools and businesses from across the planet. They all have one thing in common – they care about the future of our brilliant planet. Over 80% of those who took part in the UK felt inspired to do something to…Read More
Tips for a green Halloween
1. Decorations. Instead of buying materials for decorations, gather supplies, arts and crafts throughout the year. For example: Turn stockings with runs into spider-webbing Paint foam peanuts (packing materials) and turn them into worms Turn cardboard boxes into tombstones Make other creative decorations from netting from bags of oranges, cotton balls, leaves and branches from the…Read More
Be the #VoiceoftheForest
Forests are much more than just a collection of trees. They’re critical to life on our amazing planet and are home to over half of land-dwelling animals, plants and insects – and 75% of bird species too! Whether you are buying new furniture or have a musical instrument you love, companies should be able to assure you that…Read More
Climate Change and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Last weekend, world leaders adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that aim to end poverty, hunger, injustice and environmental destruction, with one key focus being on tackling climate change. So how is climate change linked to development? The connection between climate change and all the SDGs runs deep: Climate change makes existing problems much much…Read More
Go Wild for our brilliant planet!
Ready for your next challenge after Earth Hour? Then get ready to Wear It Wild! On Friday 5 June, World Environment Day, businesses, schools and individuals across the country will be wearing it wild to help protect our incredible planet. You could wear your favourite onesie to work or tiger print leggings to the gym. You could…Read More
VIDEO: Watch the global and UK highlights
At 8.30pm on Saturday 28 March, a record-breaking 172 countries and territories across the world celebrated our brilliant planet and switched off for Earth Hour. Globally, over 1,400 iconic landmarks took part, including big UK landmarks like St Paul’s, London and Tower Bridge, the Kelpies in Scotland, Edinburgh Castle and Caerphilly Castle. With celebrations in…Read More