Campaigners have set up a series of workshops to teach young people about climate change.
Team v, a group of volunteers from Finchley and Hendon, will run the sessions aimed at encouraging 11 to 14 year olds to become greener and create less waste.Gosh! How nice of them to give up their free time (and their money?)…
And is that 'Team 5' (in which case, what happened to Teams 1-4?) or 'Team Vee' (which, given that Eighties tv show...)..?
Ashleigh Lamming, Team v leader, said: “If everyone in the world lived as unsustainably as we do in the UK we would need eight planets to support our lifestyles.
“It is not only unsustainable to consume so much of the world’s resources, it is also unjust. We want to show young people that it is possible to live a lot less wastefully than we currently do – and that being green can be cheaper, fairer and more fun.”Hmmmm. I’m not seeing the fun aspects, personally…
Team v is made up of volunteers between 16 and 25 years old who decided to launch their campaign to encourage Barnet residents to live more sustainably after learning that people in the UK throw away 10,000 items of clothing every five minutes.Well, so what if they do? Aren’t these things now collected and recycled – I know I've seen plenty of adverts for money for old clothes, and the clothes recycling bins at the local supermarkets are always bulging.
There’s clearly money to be made, too, since they even have theft value!