Posted by: hicca | February 22, 2009

‘Red and Black’ is Turning Green

Children from the Histon & Impington Junior School Climate Rescue club joined members of Histon & Impington Climate Change Action to launch the Greening Campaign at the Histon Football Club match against Eastbourne this afternoon.

“The village has gone red and black for the Stutes.  Now we’re keen to help you go green” said Graham Eales, PR manager for the club.

Siobhan Mellon, one of the organisers, explained that the campaign is about taking positive action to cut our impact on climate change.  “Climate change can seem a bit remote, but already in many parts of the world, it is an unfolding nightmare.  It’s easy to feel powerless, and the appeal of the Greening Campaign is that it’s fun, it starts with small, easy steps, and it has us working together.”

A Launch Event for the campaign is taking place on Saturday 28th Feb.  Entry if free, and there will be something for all the family, with children’s activities, competitions, a toy swap stall (bring toys to swap), film and tea and home made cakes.  The campaign has brought many village groups together and includes stalls from churches, schools, cubs, brownies, playgroups and the Women’s Institute.

Before Saturday, Greening Histon & Impington cards will be arriving on people’s doorsteps.  The cards have 10 easy, energy saving actions, and householders are challenged to tick 5 and then put the card up in their window.  On April 4th, at the end of the first phase of the campaign, the cards will be counted and the CO2 savings calculated.

Histon & Impington Climate Change Action was set up after a showing of Al Gore’s film, An Inconvenient Truth, at the Methodist Hall, Histon in February 2007.  One of their first actions was to set up a lunchtime club at the junior school.  The name Climate Rescue Club was chosen by the children.

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