Climate Change is happening now. Communities in the UK and across the world are feeling the devasting effects of Climate Change. The changing climate presents a challenge that affects all of us and we have a responsibility to care and protect the environment. Together, as a community and a society, we have the power to make systemic change.
The Environmental Working Group at Leicestershire Cares have put together a Climate Change guide with resources for all. The aim of this guide is to broaden your understanding of Climate Change and see why it should be at the forefront of decision making. We hope that it will inspire you and get you thinking about the steps you can take to do your part in tackling climate change.
Climate Justice: Hope, Resilience, and the Fight for a Sustainable Future by Mary Robinson
Read Simran`s review of Climate Justice here
When purchasing books please consider buying electronic, second hand copies or borrow from local libraries. World Of Books has great value second hand books and buys directly from charities. Or, if you want new books shop at Bookshop.org who financially support local, independent bookshops and offsets carbon emission from every delivery.
BBC Radio 4 - Changing Climate Series
Roger Harrabin examines the science, politics and solutions of climate.
BBC Radio 4 - In Our Time, Climate Change
Melvyn Bragg examines predictions and solutions for climate change
Climate Conversations: A Climate Change Podcast
This series is by ClimateX, an online platform that facilitated climate change learning, connection, and action.
BBC Radio 4 - Costing the Earth
Fresh ideas from the sharpest minds working toward a cleaner, greener planet
Mothers of Invention Podcast
Mothers Of Invention gives focus to the stories of black, brown and indigenous women and girls who have been innovating from the front lines of climate change
KUOW - Terrestrial
Host Ashley Ahearn brings listeners stories about people making personal choices in the face of environmental change.
Experimental Art House
Drawing its title from the Hopi word meaning "life out of balance," this renowned documentary reveals how humanity has grown apart from nature.
Indigenous Rights Documentaries
Released in 2013 and filmed over two years, Utopia breaks what amounts to a recurring national silence about the brutalising of Indigenous people.
A documentary that presents a first-hand view of the situation facing remote Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory. It is a passionate and powerful Indigenous-led response to current Indigenous policies by the Australian Government.
Planet Earth: The Complete BBC Series
Emmy Award-winning, 11 episodes, five years in the making, the most expensive nature documentary series ever commissioned by the BBC, and the first to be filmed in high definition.
The Influence Of Finance On The Green Debate
The World According to Monsanto - Top Documentary Films
Monsanto (now merged with Bayer) is the largest agricultural biotechnology company in the world. Ever since the company gained government approval for their first genetically modified soybean, a public debate has persisted as to the potential health hazards of GMO products.
Can green investment change the world? - DW Documentary
A new generation of investors wants to force businesses to become environmentally-friendly. Even climate conservationists know that money talks, but can green investments really save the world?
Introducing Children And Young People To Green Issues
El Camino de Xico
A Netflix series about a girl, her dog and her best pal. They set out to save a mountain from a gold-hungry corporation who want to use fracking to obtain their goal. But the key lies closer to home, with her sidekick pup, Xico.
I Am Greta
Greta Thunberg, 15, starts school striking for the climate. A film about acting to stop climate change before it's too late.
How To Report The Climate Change Debate
Climate Change Debate: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
John Oliver hosts a mathematically representative climate change debate, with the help of special guest Bill Nye the Science Guy, of course.
Resources and Activities for Children
Green Living Children's Books (90 books)
Goodreads suggestions for children`s books with a green theme and message.
Catherine Barr Books
Explore lots of picture books that will spark conversation and curiosity in children, including the Story Of Climate Change
The Best Books About Green Living for Children of All Ages
The Guardian Article with lots of great book recommendations,
My Green Day
Picture book available at The Works with ten easy ways a child can make their day greener and help the environment.
What A Waste: Rubbish, Recycling, and Protecting our Planet
Picture book aimed at 7 - 9 year olds on recycling for children. This book has everything children need to know about our environment including the good, the bad, and the incredibly innovative.
Activities by Eco Friendly Kids
Great Website for Eco Friendly activity ideas for Children e.g building your own greenhouse, being an eco reporter and how to get involved with conservation.
Find local wildlife events for the whole family
Lockdown activities for kids
Easy to do and fun activities to do with children
Leicestershire Cares takes its responsibility for the environment seriously and we are committed to acting in a responsible and sustainable way that will maximise our positive impact, while minimising our negative impact, on the environment in which we are based. The Environmental Working Group at Leicestershire Cares was formed in August 2020 to ensure that Ten Year Green Action Plan is implemented and that we are mainstreaming sustainable and green issues across our practice and operation. You can read our Green Action Plan here.