Climate change and families

Backed by Family Lives, the campaign is calling on parents across the country to pledge to ‘Protect the Future’ and guard against the negative impact of climate change to ensure a sustainable future for their children. Join the campaign and post a photo of your pledge to ‘Protect the future’ using #climateweek.  

Jeremy Todd, Family Lives' Chief Executive said: 

"In support of this year's Climate Week, Family Lives is calling on parents across the UK to act now and help protect the future for their children.  Everyone can make a difference in the transition to a more sustainable society, and the health and security of our children means that we should take action now."  

But it’s not just celebrities and organisations getting involved, there are plenty of small changes you can make to family life, at home, to help protect the future for the next generation.  Climate Week is encouraging parents to start with step-by-step changes in family life:  

  • Climate Week at Home: recycle, recycle, recycle – from paint to plastic and clothes to old CDs!  And why not swap your household supplies to those that help protect the environment -  those everyday items like toilet paper and cleaning materials?
  • Climate Week Energy Switch: use renewable energy. Switch your electricity or gas supply to one, which generates renewable energy and guarantees to match the normal tariffs of the big energy companies. 
  • Climate Week Cuisine: make a meal for Climate Week that uses up leftovers, involves less meat and dairy or is based on local and seasonal food – all things that help protect the environment. Chefs such as Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Levi Roots back Climate Week Cuisine, as does Sir Paul McCartney. 

There are loads of ways you can get involved in Climate Week 2013 from organising a swap event, cooking a low carbon meal for the family or why not encourage your children’s school to support the campaign by taking part in the official Climate Week 2013 Challenge?  For more information on how to get involved, call 020 3397 2601, email or visit