February Do Action-Action Plan

Here’s February!

Fairtrade fortnight, World Wetlands Day, Chinese New Year, Black History Month, Winter Olympics, there’s even a Pokemon Day on the 27th (go walking?). It’s a busy month.

Let’s pack it with positive, everyday climate action.

Whether you’re more sustainable than an edible coffee cup, or brand new to sustainable living, let our Do Actions help you and your community take positive steps to a better future.

Scroll to the end for your climate calendar dates for February and March.

Climate action plan for February 

Pledge to expand your mind

Pledge to Watch, listen and learn.

New to this
🧠 Listen to Lavinya Stennett’s podcast address the lack of Black British History in the UK curriculum.
🧠 Hear John Richardson and the Futurenauts tackle hefty climate topics, with a laff. 
🧠 Support your Fair enough pledge (below), with Mary Portas’ Kindness Economy podcast.

Doing this
Watch a Ted-a-day and have podcasts coming out of your ears?

🧠 Enrol in a course on Open Learn, the incredible free resource from the Open University

Done this
Pledge Do More and spark learning in your community.

🧠 Share these Black History Month reading recommendations for kids and for grown ups.
🧠 Start a discussion group in your community. Each month could have a spotlight topic, led by someone knowledgable.  

Pledge to shop kindly

Choc facts: The average Brit eats 7,560 chocolate bars in a lifetime. The average female cocoa farmer is paid just 23p a day

Fairtrade fortnight (from 27th) and Random Acts of Kindness Day (17th) give us the perfect excuse to shake up our shopping habits and pledge Fair Enough.

New to this
Pick the lowest hanging caffeine.
🍫 Switch to fairly certified tea, coffee and chocolate
🍫 All loved up? Read this guide to ethical chocolate and ethical and fair trade flowers.

Doing this
🍫 Seek out lesser-known certified products, like Fair for life Ombar chocolate. Use our fair trade certifications list as a guide.
🍫 Shop small; conscientious independent suppliers may not carry expensive certification marks, so ask them about their business practices. 

Done this
Influence businesses you know to act more fairly and pledge Voice up.
🍫 Ask your favourite cafés, shops and schools to use more fair trade ingredients.
🍫 Start a conversation at work and ask if your organisation could gain ethical accreditation. (See our list of favourite certifications for inspiration.)

Pledge to give a gift from the heart

Whether it’s Valentine’s, galentine’s, a birthday or a baby, make gifts instead of buying them and pledge All made up.

New to this
🎁 Make a simple yet effective greetings card or draw a beautiful winter tree.
🎁 Turn your hands to these edible gifts.
🎁 Nail half term down-time with Draw with Rob.

Doing this
🎁 Pick from one of these 100 great ideas for inexpensive homemade gifts.
🎁 Give flowers that never wilt, with these flowers made from fabric scraps.
🎁 Everyone loves a houseplant, so watch these videos for recycling into stylish plant pots and how to propagate your house plants

Done this
Baking biscuits, building bookcases and knitting scarves for everyone already?
🎁 Give yourself the gift of a digital declutter by unsubscribing from junk mail and pledge Mail out.
Just remember to add us to your favourites while you’re there 😉

Pot plant gifts

February and March Climate Calendar

29th Jan – 5thNational Storytelling Week
1stChinese New Year
2ndWorld Wetlands Day
Until 21stRSPB’s Big Schools’ Bird Watch
4th – 20thWinter Olympics
11thInternational Day of Women and Girls in Science
17thRandom Acts of Kindness
27th – 13th MarchFairtrade Fortnight
27thInternational Polar Bear Day
3rdWorld Wildlife Day
7th – 13th Food Waste Action Week
21stInternational Day of Forests
22ndWorld Water Day
26thEarth Hour
All monthB Corp Month

Is your work community doing the do?

Running a pledge programme in your organisation helps to:
1. Improve employee wellbeing by two thirds
2. Engage people in sustainable behaviour change
3. Increase carbon literacy and connect people to your sustainability strategy and goals.

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