People & Planet have just launched national Go Green Week: 8 ñ 14 February 2010. Thousands of students will be taking creative action to tackle climate change. The 10:10 campaign is major focus of Go Green Week this year and the People & Planet support office staff yesterday kicked off the week by launching an innovative food growing project as part of their 10:10 challenge.

Students across the UK are putting pressure on their heads to sign up to the campaign and cut their carbon emissions by 10% over the next year. Oxford High School are holding a Green Fair, Filton College are holding events on both of their sites, and Blackpool & the Fylde College have an entire week of events planned including a night of acoustic music and poetry, discussions and debates, a big green raffle, and a screening of the film Age of Stupid.

Recognising that meat & dairy consumption makes up a large part of our carbon footprints the Go Green Week campaign is calling for students to opt for meat free days. “One simple way for individuals and unis cut to their impact on the climate is to raise awareness and help people reduce their consumption.” say People and Planet. That’s exactly what groups across the country during the week. Click here to find out more about carbon reducing food activities, events, groups and information services that are on offer as part of the week.

If you want to get involved, or discover what else is going on why not visit their website:

Image: Taking the biscuit – People and Planet Celebrate with Go Green Week Cookies

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