I hope this finds you well. I believe someone from your Transition Town was in touch with my predecessor, Natalie, last year about Climate Week.
Just to remind you, Climate Week is the UK’s largest campaign on climate change and the country’s biggest environmental occasion. It is a positive, celebratory campaign which aims to show how people can live and work more sustainably. Half a million people attend over 3,000 events and it is backed by figures such as the Prime Minister, Sir Paul McCartney and Kofi Annan as well as by over 200 national organisations from business, the voluntary sector, government, science and professional bodies. This year Climate Week is taking place on 4-10th March 2013.
I wanted to contact you to encourage you to enter the Climate Week Awards. As transition towns are at the forefront of protecting our environment and movement on many of the issues important to climate change I would love to know more about what is going on in your local community.
I am currently looking for entries for the Best Campaign category (there are a range of categories if you think your model fits best in another). We are looking for any interesting campaign, large or small, which promoted better environmental practices in 2012.
The winner for last year, the Close the Door Campaign, was very pleased with the support and extra publicity winning the award last year brought them. I hope to do the same for another group of motivated activists.
Please either consider entering or letting me know about another campaign or activity that would be worthy.
All we ask for entries is less than 700 words before the 25th of January. Please find more information on our website here: http://www.climateweek.com/awards/ I would be more than happy to answer any questions.
Either way please get in touch with me so we can link up, support each other when possible, and grow this national movement!
Casey Calista, Campaign Coordinator, Climate Week @Climate_Week CW on Facebook
T: 020 3397 2611
2 Elizabeth Street, London, SW1W 9RB