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Paul gives his support to the UK's first Climate Week, 21-27 March

Paul McCartney has joined hundreds of celebrities, politicians and campaigners in giving his support to Climate Week, which runs 21-27 March.

Posted : 28 February 2011

The seven-day drive is an opportunity for people across Britain to renew their commitment to fighting climate change. It is supported by more than 180 organisations representing almost a million more, and has six million individual members.

“Anything that brings people’s attention tot he subject of climate change, such as Climate Week, is an important initiative,” Paul said.
“It’s becoming more and more obvious that we need to do a number of things in order to ensure that the planet the children of the world inherit is a healthy one. Our part in this is to make people aware of our Meat Free Monday campaign and to encourage them to ‘do their bit’ to help the environment.”
Sir Paul McCartney

As well as the Meat Free Monday founder, the campaign is backed by the prime minster, David Cameron, former US vice president Al Gore, former UN general secretary Kofi Annan and Lord Nicholas Stern. Celebs including Sienna Miller, Michael Palin and Lili Cole are also supporters.

Schools, charities and councils will run events to raise awareness of the environmental impact of manmade climate change, and in the process encourage thousands of others to take up the greatest challenge facing society.

There will also be an opportunity for school and workplaces to enter the Climate Week Challenge, by coming up with an innovative suggestion to combat climate change. Entry is free for any number of teams – either for the one day challenge, mini challenge or one-minute challenge. You must register by 15 March, with results announced on 21 March.

“Climate Week is about showcasing positive steps that can be taken to combat climate change, and so catalyse action during the other 51 weeks of the year,” said Kevin Steele, Climate Week’s chief executive. “We are encouraging people to ask the organisations they know – such as their workplace or local school – to plan events and activities for Climate Week.”

For more information and to learn more about getting yourself, your group or organisation involved, visit

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