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#MyClimateAction

The nature and climate emergency threatens our daily life as we know it. But you can help. Simply take an action for nature, and tell us what you’ve done. Then you’ll stand with thousands of others to demand decision-makers follow our lead.

You have a unique opportunity

Between 31 October and 12 November 2021, world leaders will get together in Glasgow for the 26th UN Climate Change Conference, known as COP26. Here they will make long-lasting choices that will affect our day-to-day lives, where we live, the nature we rely on and the wildlife that we love.

We need to show them that actions speak louder than words. So we’re asking you to take an action for nature and share what you’ve done. Every action you take shows those deciding our future that you care about nature and the climate. It will help us convince them they need to take decisive actions this autumn.

We must demand that decision-makers follow our lead and take action for the nature and climate emergency.

Here’s how you can get involved.

Come to a COP26 Global Day of Action March

Location: UK-wide

Type of action: Come together


Shout loud and proud as the voice of nature at one of the COP26 Global Day of Action Marches. They’re united around a common goal: to limit global temperature rises to 1.5 °C. If there isn’t one near you, there are digital marches taking place too.

Close-up of laptop

Sign our petition for a better future

Location: UK-wide
Type of action: Come together

Add your name to more than 90,000 others and sign our Revive Our World petition. Every voice shows decision-makers we’re keen for them to take action for a better, greener future. Together, we’ll demand legally binding targets for nature’s recovery.

 Robin adult, sitting on flowerpot in garden, peat free backgound, England.

Go peat-free in the garden

Location: UK-wide

Type of action: Roll your sleeves up


Peat takes centuries to form and is home to incredible wildlife. But it can be destroyed in days. Commit to going peat-free in your garden – peat alternatives are readily available, and you can make your own compost too!

Saplings ready to plant

Plant a tree or shrub

Location: UK-wide

Type of action: Roll your sleeves up


Get digging in your garden and plant a tree or shrub. They provide food and shelter for wildlife, store carbon to help combat climate change, and make your garden look great too! There’s a tree or shrub suitable for every space.

Log pile

Love your logs and leaves

Location: UK-wide

Type of action: Roll your sleeves up


Don’t tidy up – it’s time to love your logs! Gather together your logs and leaves and create a pile. It’ll attract all the best things: woodlice, worms, fungi and bacteria, and that helps the creatures who feast on them, including birds and hedgehogs.

An aerial shot of the city of Glasgow

Visit Glasgow to Globe

Location: Scotland

Type of action: Roll your sleeves up

 

Glasgow to Globe is an RSPB Scotland living exhibition showcasing how nature can help tackle the nature and climate emergency. Check it out at Glasgow Botanic Gardens, or come to our series of online events.

Belfast building

TEDx Live from Stormont

Location: Northern Ireland

Type of action: Come together


Join us LIVE from Stormont on 4 November for this TEDx Stormont Countdown event featuring RSPB NI’s director Joanne Sherwood. You’ll also get a chance to see the RSPB NI Artist of the Year exhibition on the theme of activist art.

Three children rockpooling in Aberdeen

Protect what you love with Climate Scotland

Location: Scotland

Type of action: Come together


Our climate and natural world are in crisis. But at COP26, our leaders have an opportunity to change things, before it’s too late. Send a message to our leaders, and tell them to protect the things you love from the nature and climate emergency.

Balnakeil farm, Durness, Sutherland, Highland region, Scotland

Use your voice for farming in Scotland

Location: Scotland

Type of action: Shout louder


75% of land in Scotland is used for agriculture, which can impact nature significantly. The Scottish Government is consulting on the future of farming policy. Can you respond and say farming should not contribute to the nature and climate emergency?

A lapwing wading through water. It's beady eye is looking at you.

Help buy more land for nature

Location: UK-wide

Type of action: Create more nature


We have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to expand our Otmoor reserve by buying neighbouring farmland. Help us create more wonderful wetlands and an oasis for nature.

Take the #BillionSeedsChallenge

Location: UK-wide

Type of action: Roll your sleeves up


Join the #BillionSeedsChallenge, and help plant a billion seeds between September and October 2021. Whether you’ve got an allotment, garden, window box or pot, together we can make everywhere more colourful and full of life.

Family sitting on blanket reading childrens books, Giving Nature a Home event, Bute Park, Cardiff

Demand better green space near you

Location: UK-wide

Type of action: Create more nature


Email, visit, or phone local decision-makers and ask them to create more green space where you are – or make sure your existing space is managed well for nature. Greenspace has so many well-being benefits, for nature and for ourselves.

 Letter Writing

Tell your politicians to step up

Location: UK-wide

Type of action: Shout louder


They work for you, so contact your local politician and ask them to stand up for nature. In the nature and climate emergency, nature suffers, which means we suffer. If enough of us speak on behalf of nature, decision-makers have to act.

An autumnal forest with water in the foreground

#MyClimateAction

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