Why We Care

Extreme weather events in Bournemouth are becoming more frequent, giving stark reminders of how climate change can impact on all of us.

Our everyday activities produce up to 15,000 kg CO2 a year per person, all of which contributes to global warming. We can act now on climate change, and by doing so, combat social inequality, environmental degradation and unsustainable consumption.

It’s easy – you can help by changing just one of your daily habits and taking part in the  #CountOnMe campaign on social media. If everyone in Bournemouth could reduce their CO2 emissions by just 1000kg a year, we’d eliminate over 183,000 tonnes of CO2 – the equivalent of flying around the world 78,000 times – or enough to fill the Bournemouth Balloon 18,300 times!

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Join us now to protect the place we love. We’re proud of where we live and care passionately not just about our local community but also the future of our entire planet.

WANT TO KNOW MORE?

If you’re looking for more information on Climate Change the BBC sums it up here nicely in six easy to understand graphics.

If you’d rather watch a video here’s a handy list of five must sees.

National Geographic also provide the Seven Things we need to know about Climate Change.

And if you want to delve a little deeper then Climate Reality would be good place to start.