The Wombles brand is set to be at the heart of the nation’s environmental actions as we head towards the United Nations climate change conference (COP26) taking place in Glasgow later this year.
The characters are supporting the UK government’s Together for Our Planet campaign to encourage all of us to go #OneStepGreener for the planet.
COP26 is a pivotal moment and world leaders need to agree solutions that will prevent global temperatures rising above 1.5C, which is considered the threshold for dangerous climate change, and protect our planet and people from the intensifying impacts of rising temperatures.
But beyond all this activity on the world stage, each of us has an important part to play. That’s why, in the run up to the Summit businesses, community groups, schools and citizens across the UK are talking about our collective efforts to tackle climate change.
The Wombles will feature in a series of short, animated films on social media explaining how we can all go #OneStepGreener by:
- Travelling smarter – walking, cycling or taking public transport;
- Reusing or upcycling – to avoid waste going into landfill;
- Growing and eating food in season;
- Planting trees in our gardens;
- Creating wildlife friendly gardens;
- Reducing food waste – by creating meals from left-overs;
- Reducing energy usage at home – by turning off the lights and plugs when not in use.
The public, business and communities are also being encouraged to nominate people who they think are making a big difference in the fight against climate change with the aim of recruiting #OneStepGreener Ambassadors, will become the voice of the UK public on climate change and will work closely with the government in the lead up to COP26.
Speaking on behalf of The Wombles, Great Uncle Bulgaria said: “We are delighted to support #OneStepGreener. We would like to encourage everyone (young and old) to join in and do their bit for the environment. If we all behave like Wombles, we can make a difference to the health of our country and our planet.”
Anyone interested in finding out more about #OneStepGreener can visit https://together-for-our-planet.ukcop26.org/onestepgreener.