Action 91: can you challenge yourself to a plant-based November? With squashes and pumpkins and mushrooms and brassicas very much in season, lots of delicate and hearty meals await you. Try out a hole range of different plant-based proteins – fava beans, pinto beans, cannelloni beans, Puy lentils, Carlin peas, blue peas, black badger peas, tofu, walnuts, almonds …. I am sure you can have a different one each day!
Action 90: Share this flyer with friends and neighbours. Invite them to join the climate March on Saturday 6th November, 12.00 noon – and in London walking from the Bank of England to Trafalgar Square. https://www.campaigncc.org/sites/data/files/sites/data/files/Docs/cop26_london_flyer_back.jpeg
Action 89: Make a yellow canary to sen to your MP reminding them and us of the critical state of our world. https://craftivist-collective.com/blog/2021/08/canarycraftivists/
Action 88: you can also re-purpose prunings to create a dead hedge. A dead hedge is of benefit to small birds and animals as a place of shelter and safety. Use some strong sticks pushed into the soil vertically to hold the hedge in place: place them in two rows as wide as your hedge will be. Fill the space in between with branches, prunings etc (bend and fold long flimsy cuttings) laying them horizontally. Bend some of these to hold others in place. You can include sticks with leaves on. Over time the mass of dead plants will rot down, but in the interim they will provide a habitat for small creatures, beetles, insects etc.
Action 87: Re-use garden prunings. If you are cutting back long bendy shoots, such as from wisteria or vines, bend them into U-shapes and use them to create basket shaped supports for next years floppy plants or the ones that will spill over onto the path.
Action 86 : Plan now for a less materialistic Christmas. Shortages in the shops might be a blessing in disguise encouraging us to plan for a celebration focused on people rather than lots of food and presents. Think about what you most enjoy about celebrating Christmas.
Action 85: Take part in the Global Day of Action on Saturday 6th November (midway through COP26). Locations of marches in different UK cities can be found here:-
You can also opt to join in with one of the many charities that will be taking part – eg The Woodland Trust, CAFOD, TearFund, the RSPB etc – who will organise meeting points, banners and placards etc.
Taking part is a way of voting with our feet and showing the leaders how important the wellbeing of the climate and planet is.
Action 84 : Make 2022 a flight-free year. Inspired by Sweden’s ‘Flygfritt‘, Flight Free’s mission is “to inform people of the climate impact of aviation and inspire them to travel by other means. We ask people to take a year off flying to reduce emissions and shift the norm away from aviation.”
Action 83: Seek Justice! 350.org is demanding that we the richer nations and businesses should act justly in response to the climate crisis: ie
- Pay their fair share: Increase and fulfill climate finance pledges
- Stop funding fossil fuels: End all support to the coal, oil and gas industry
- Finance a just transition: Leave no country or worker behind to suffer. Invest money into proven solutions, green jobs & clean, renewable energy for everyone.
Action 82: Improve your cycling confidence. Cycling is good for our health and our environment. There are plenty of organisations who work to encourage and promote cycling, with practical support and through campaigns.
https://wheelsforwellbeing.org.uk/ This latter promotes cycling for those with disabilities.