Wales Climate Week is here: Here’s how you can get involved

Wales Climate Week will take place from Monday 2nd to Friday 6th November 2020. Featuring a series of free, virtual and interactive events, the occasion will bring together national and global policy makers, campaigners, innovators – and anyone interested in tackling climate change – and there are plenty of ways to get involved.

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EVENT: The Story of Plastic, Virtual Film Screening and Q&A

For many of us, the lockdown has provided an opportunity to spend time planning for a greener, more sustainable future in South Wales and beyond. In this spirit, Friends of the Earth Cymru will be hosting a free, virtual screening of The Story Of Plastic – and they’re inviting everyone to join a post-screening Q&A and discussion to help spur on local action as the lockdown lifts.

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COVID-19 highlights our broken relationship with nature

Whilst our relationship with the natural world can play a huge part in cheering us up at this difficult time, the way we engage with the non-human world around us is exactly what got us into this mess. Our health and wellbeing as a species has always been dependent on how we treat the planet and everything which exists on it, but if this virus has taught us anything, it’s that for far too long we’ve been getting it seriously wrong.

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Can you really cancel out the impact of flying with carbon offsetting?

By now, most of us know that we should be flying less. Travelling by aeroplane accounts for 2% of total global greenhouse gas emissions, and those 39.4 million annual flights pump out toxic nitrogen oxide, cancer-causing exhaust particulates and carbon dioxide; the latter of which absorbs heat and re-emits it back to earth.  

But for most people, completely quitting on flying is unlikely to be an option. So what can we do to reduce the impact of our aviation travel?

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