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Positive changes you can make for sustainable living

On the 1st of May, the UK Government declared a Climate Emergency! This is fantastic and a historical breakthrough; climate change is an urgent issue and we don't have time to sit on our hands and hope someone else will sort this mess out.

More and more of us are raising our voices and cutting our carbon. Opinion polls show that public awareness of the climate crisis is at an all-time high, with the environment ranked as the fourth most import issue facing the UK.

Another piece of good news is that the wonderful folks at the Climate Change Committee highlighted how we could stop contributing to global warming and reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050 at no extra cost.

One Home is proud to be a member of the Climate Change Coalition. They have organised The Time is Now - an event on  Wednesday 26 June, to encourage the Government to listen to their advisers on net zero.

This month, I co-ordinated with eleven of the UK’s top scientists in issuing an unprecedented appeal to charitable foundations and philanthropists. The letter urged them to focus funding and investments in order to tackle climate change and ecological breakdown. 

Please join us on social media @ouronehome and help share the message on climate action.


Best wishes

Angela Terry MSc MEI

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In the news

During May, One Home's founder Angela Terry worked with the media to highlight the actions needed to help save our one home from the effects of climate change, including 15 interviews on the day the net zero carbon report came out.

Demand for water in Bristol could outstrip supply by 2023. Commenting on this prediction in the Bristol Post, Angela Terry said water supply would be a defining issue during the next decade.

Angela also spoke to Grazia Magazine this month, offering 'Six easy ways to help save the planet' and wrote a piece for the Daily Express.   
 

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Everybody's talking about climate change

According to the latest polls, awareness of climate change at all time high. The environment is now one of the top four concerns of UK population along with the economy. Although this reflects the seriousness of the climate crisis, such a groundswell of support for acting on climate change shows a real shift in opinion - as a nation and across the world we can really start to make big changes. 


Morrisons removes plastic from its fruit and veg

This month, supermarket chain Morrisons became the first to remove plastic from its fruit and veg aisle. The store is now rolling out recyclable paper bags for loose fruit and veg. Having already taken the huge step of converting its distribution centres to solar energy, this latest change shows that big chains can change their ethos and are listening to their customers. 

School Strikes for Climate grow for the fourth month running

More and more students are joining the climate change school strikes. An estimated 1.5 million young people protested on Friday 24 May in towns and cities across the world. 

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