Mark urges action for Climate Week

(February 26, 2014)

Mark is encouraging groups and organisations around the city to take part in this year’s Climate Week, which runs next week from 3-9 March 2014.

Climate Week is Britain’s biggest climate change campaign, inspiring a new wave of action to create a sustainable future. Culminating in a week of activities, it showcases practical solutions from every sector of society that help people live and work more sustainably.

Each year, half a million people attend over 3,000 events in Britain’s biggest environmental occasion. Events are run by schools, businesses, charities, councils and many others and participation is completely free. 

Mark said: ‘Now is a good time for groups to plan an activity for Climate Week in March 2014.  I am organising a ‘Climate Week Swap’ in my Preston office, inviting the other office workers in the building to come along and swap things, such as books and toys, which they don’t want any more.  This will help to protect the environment; saving precious resources by giving stuff a new life rather than just throwing it away.

People can run any kind of event or activity – each year there is a huge range such as workshops, competitions, exhibitions, launches, bike rides, film screenings, open days and debates.  I hope people will get on board and make Climate Week a big success in Preston.  My office staff will also be taking part in a one-hour challenge as part of Climate Week Challenge competition.’


The Climate Week Challenge is an exciting activity for teams of four to six people of any age.  It helps develop creativity, innovation and enterprise, team-working skills and experience of tackling real-life environmental issues to a deadline.  Over 200,000 people in schools and workplaces take part each year.

Remember to register your event at – it takes just two minutes.  For more information go to

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