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Small actions can be a rebellious act against climate change

It’s been an exciting week for rebels with the Global Climate Strike kicking off last Friday. We saw four million people(!!) in over 150 countries taking to the streets for Mother Earth.

On Monday, Greta Thunberg addressed the UN’s Climate Action Summit and fiercely told world leaders,

“We will not let you get away with this. Right here, right now is where we draw the line. The world is waking up. And change is coming, whether you like it or not”.

Today, it’s the eve of the second Global Climate Strike and in London, dark clouds are gathering overhead. Millions of people will again be striking, rain, hail or shine. Being on the streets tomorrow may not be an option for everyone. You may be one of these people. Maybe you have young kids, no means of transport, or an unsupportive employer – but your actions can still make a difference and this resistance doesn’t start or stop with strike action.

Small actions and everyday behaviours can be a rebellious act against climate change.

There are so many ways to take action. Here’s some ideas for what you can do:

Get talking – in your office, with your kids, in line at the post office. The more people hear about the Climate Emergency, the more people will see and learn how important this issue really is.

Take action in your lunch break – if all you can do is get down to your local strike for half an hour, that’s amazing! If that’s not accessible, there’s an interesting thing happening on the #11at11climatestrike hashtag on twitter.

Buy less and support local – the whole point of these strikes is to challenge those nasty C-words; capitalism, consumption, coal, corporations.. Embrace second-hand. Where you can afford, buy your food from local producers and where you can, buy nothing at all!

And don’t forget, join us this Sunday 29th September for the second phase of our Making a Wild Bee Garden Project! We’ll be building raised beds to plant with a number of bee and other pollinator friendly plants as well as installing insect habitats – we’ll also be holding our regular monthly litter pick on Sunday too.

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