Nell McAndrew gives Climate Week a bump

Published on Monday, 04 March 2013 09:55
Posted by Scott Buckler

Parenting organisations and celebrities are backing a new campaign, Climate Week - Protect the Future, for parents to protect their children’s future by helping to prevent climate change

The campaign launches today as part of Climate Week (4-10 March), Britain’s biggest environmental occasion, with over half a million people expected to attend 3,000 events across the UK. Supporters include Britain’s Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon and the Prime Minister, David Cameron.

Another supporter, model, fitness guru and mother Nell McAndrew, eight months pregnant, had the words “protect the future” written on her baby bump. She said "Becoming a parent makes you realise how important it is to protect the planet for future generations, and that's why I'm supporting Climate Week."

Pregnant campaign supporter Vanessa Doman had her bump painted as a globe damaged by oil, showing that to safeguard the next generation from climate change we must use less fossil fuel.

New research1 for Climate Week by Ipsos MORI shows that parenthood is a powerful trigger for concern about green issues - 66% of mothers and fathers said that becoming a parent made them feel more strongly about protecting the environment. Climate Week – Protect the Future is backed by the UK’s largest charity for parents, NCT, and by Family Lives, a charity which helps over a million children each year.

Belinda Phipps, Chief Executive of NCT said: “Having a baby makes you re-evaluate your priorities and realise that for the sake of their future we need to look after the planet we rely on now. Climate Week is a great opportunity to make some small changes which could make a huge difference.”


People can publicise the campaign by taking a photo of themselves displaying the words “Climate Week - Protect the Future” and making it their Facebook or Twitter photo during Climate Week.

Kevin Steele, Chief Executive of Climate Week said: “The campaigning of parents during Climate Week is helping it to be Britain’s biggest climate change campaign – an occasion when everyone can explore ways to live and work more sustainably.”

There are lots of other Climate Week activities – for example for schools, workplaces and community groups. People can take part in Britain’s biggest environmental competition, the Climate Week Challenge. They can also run a Climate Week Swap event for people to exchange clothes and children’s toys they no longer want for great stuff that they do. For more ideas and information, visit www.climateweek.com, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call
020 3397 2601.

Parenting organisations and celebrities are backing a new campaign, Climate
Week - Protect the Future, for parents to protect their children’s future by
helping to prevent climate change.

The campaign launches today as part of Climate Week (4-10 March), Britain’s
biggest environmental occasion, with over half a million people expected to
attend 3,000 events across the UK. Supporters include Britain’s Got Talent
judge Alesha Dixon and the Prime Minister, David Cameron.

Another supporter, model, fitness guru and mother Nell McAndrew, eight
months pregnant, had the words “protect the future” written on her baby
bump. She said "Becoming a parent makes you realise how important it is to
protect the planet for future generations, and that's why I'm supporting
Climate Week."

Pregnant campaign supporter Vanessa Doman had her bump painted as a globe
damaged by oil, showing that to safeguard the next generation from climate
change we must use less fossil fuel.

New research1 for Climate Week by Ipsos MORI shows that parenthood is a
powerful trigger for concern about green issues - 66% of mothers and fathers
said that becoming a parent made them feel more strongly about protecting
the environment. Climate Week – Protect the Future is backed by the UK’s
largest charity for parents, NCT, and by Family Lives, a charity which helps
over a million children each year.

Belinda Phipps, Chief Executive of NCT said: “Having a baby makes you
re-evaluate your priorities and realise that for the sake of their future we
need to look after the planet we rely on now. Climate Week is a great
opportunity to make some small changes which could make a huge difference.”


People can publicise the campaign by taking a photo of themselves displaying
the words “Climate Week - Protect the Future” and making it their Facebook
or Twitter photo during Climate Week.

Kevin Steele, Chief Executive of Climate Week said: “The campaigning of
parents during Climate Week is helping it to be Britain’s biggest climate
change campaign – an occasion when everyone can explore ways to live and
work more sustainably.”

There are lots of other Climate Week activities – for example for schools,
workplaces and community groups. People can take part in Britain’s biggest
environmental competition, the Climate Week Challenge. They can also run a
Climate Week Swap event for people to exchange clothes and children’s toys
they no longer want for great stuff that they do. For more ideas and
information, visit www.climateweek.com, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call
020 3397 2601.


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