This week, the city of New York has been participating in their annual Climate Week celebrations. Climate Week has been hosted annually since 2009 and this year, according to their website, they are planning to focus on “fulfilling and increasing commitments made by businesses, governments, and organisations. It is the time and place where the world gathers to showcase leading climate action and discuss how to do more, fast.”
Climate Week is an opportunity to not only hear from world leaders in renewables, business, and government positions but also to take part in the numerous events going on in the city which are designed to raise awareness of climate change and the environment.
These events include an opening ceremony, a 10 things campaign (1. travel, 2. fashion, 3. food, 4. water, 5. plastic, 6. lighting, 7. health, 8. electric vehicles, 9. recycling, 10. getting involved) as well as various workshops and educational discussion forums, all aimed at raising awareness of climate change and encouraging climate activism.
Events like this should be adopted globally and in every city to help educate people on the importance of the issue.
Raising awareness about climate change is one of the most important steps in tackling global warming and we all need to learn the steps that we can take as individuals as well as nations.
Climate change is the greatest environmental challenge the world has ever faced in history, but we can do something about it. We could be the last generation that can stop devastating climate change affecting our planet. We have the knowledge and the tools we all just need to do our part and do it today!
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