Howarth backs national campaign to stop climate change

September 10, 2009 11:22 AM

HowarthA national campaign encouraging people across Britain to act now to control climate change has been backed by Cambridge MP David Howarth.

Mr Howarth has given his support to the 10:10 Campaign which is committed to curbing carbon emissions by 10 per cent in 2010.

The campaign urges individuals, schools, hospitals, businesses and organisations to make simple changes to slow the rate of climate change.

It is the biggest collective effort ever organised across Britain. Those signing up to it are urged to make decisive changes to their lifestyle including swapping plane travel for train travel, cycling, walking or using public transport instead of their cars and buying local, in season food, generating less carbon emissions.

Mr Howarth said: "We must take climate change extremely seriously. Everyone must play a role, the government, individuals and major corporations, in meeting this unprecedented crisis.

"If we all make some simple changes to our lifestyles, we can start to make a difference. Doing nothing is not an option. We are simply leaving future generations to pay for our mistakes, and that is not acceptable.

"I would encourage everyone in Cambridge to sign up to this campaign and start acting now to reduce their carbon footprints."

Anyone interested in finding out more should visit the campaign website at www.1010uk.org

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