In 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe'...
Updated: Jun 7, 2019
... four children found a whole new world at the back of their wardrobe. Your challenge this week is to rummage into the deepest, darkest corners of your wardrobe or drawers to see what you can find to help make our own world a better place. Every item of clothing has an environmental footprint, made up of the energy, water, land, chemicals and other resources used to make it. Cloth production is a major cause of climate change - emitting more carbon than international flights and shipping combined!!
We need to make good use of what we have before rushing out to buy something new. Can you find a t-shirt you’d forgotten all about, which you can use instead of buying something new for the summer? Something too small that you can pass on or give to charity? Something that you can mend and keep wearing? If you can avoid buying at least one new piece of clothing for the summer and pass on at least one item that is too small, you can HIT THE RED BUTTON!
There are currently 400 Young Climate Warrior subscribers, so if you all do this and HIT THE RED BUTTON, together you will have saved 2,400 kg of carbon emissions, roughly the same as driving a petrol car 9,000 miles, that’s from here to Western Australia! That’s got to be a fashion statement worth making.
If you're interested in finding out more about how T-shirts are made and their impact on the environment this is a great TED ed talk - https://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-life-cycle-of-a-t-shirt-angel-chang