Animals for Change

We are living on an increasingly fragile planet. Climate change is happening and, as a result, humans and wild animals face new challenges for survival. Animals for Change encourages individuals and communities to make real change happen now.

Discover more about actions you can take to make change happen, as listed on the animal herd you can pick up as part of Animalesque. See below for a full list of references and further reading.

  1. Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy; 2018 UK Greenhouse Gas Emissions Provisional Figures Report - Read the full report here.

  2. Definition: Water vapour, carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, and methane are all examples of greenhouse gases. They trap energy from the sun. Without these gases, heat would escape back into space and Earth's average temperature would be about 15ºC colder.

  3. Surfers Against Sewage; Plastic Pollution Facts and Figures. See here

  4. World Wildlife Fund; Plastic in our oceans is killing marine mammals. Read the full blog here

  5. World Resources Institute; Sustainable Diets: What You Need to Know in 12 Charts. See here

  6. Friends of the Earth; What is better meat? Read here

  7. Visit gonortheast.co.uk/places-to-go for day trip ideas.

  8. Find out about car share schemes at at co-wheels.org.uk

  9. House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee; Plastic Bottles: Turning Back the Plastic Tide. Read the full report here

  10. Indy Week; Do Plastic Bags Ever Decompose? Read the article here

  11. Department for Environmental, Food & Riral Affiars (DEFRA); Consultation Stage Impact Assessment on the proposal to ban the distribution and/or sale and of plastic drinking straws in England. Read the full report here

  12. Definition: The amount of greenhouse gases released into the air because of our own individual consumption; transportation, electricity, food, clothing, and other goods.

  13. World Resources Institute; Shifting High Consumers’ Diets Can Greatly Reduce Per Person Land Use and GHG Emissions. See the graph here

  14. Find out about Meat Free Mondays

  15. See here for some classic meat-free meals.