London Climate Action Week - time to set yourself a new challenge to get us to net zero

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London Climate Action Week starts tomorrow! It’s been running since 2019 and is centred around communities and climate specialists coming together to come up with new and creative ways to achieve Net zero. 

Net zero means achieving a balance between the greenhouse gases put into the atmosphere and those taken out.

To mark London Climate Action Week here’s a small quiz to test yourself, and get you in the mood for setting a small challenge to save energy and CO2.


So, which gases are Greenhouse Gases?

A: CO2

B: Water vapour

C: N₂O

Answer: All of the above


The UK plans to be the first major economy to reach Net zero, but by which year exactly have they committed to achieve this?

A: 2050 

B: 2040

C: 2060

Answer: 2050


This week is also really important due to the delay of COP26 Climate talks, now due to happen in November of this year. Which city will host the COP26 climate talks in November 2021?

A: Budapest

B: Glasgow 

C: Tokyo

Answer: Glasgow


Do you know what the hottest year on record is?

A: 2020

B: 2016

C: Both 

Answer: Both!


Given this, what should we prioritise when trying to help the UK get to Net Zero, what is the biggest source of air pollution in the UK?

A: power stations

B: farming

C: transport 

Answer: Transport


How can we support London Climate Action Week from around the UK?


I’m going to set myself a few challenges to support London Climate Action Week!

I don’t drive so avoiding transport is easy enough for me - I tend to walk everywhere. So my challenge is going to be not ordering anything online, and I’m also going to try buying in season, as well as local produce to avoid increasing my carbon footprint.

I’m also going to try to go vegan for the week ( a big deal for me because I shall have to kiss goodbye to the cheese). 

Who’s joining me? What can you do this week to help fight climate change?

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3 our of 5, I’m improving on your quizzes Mads. 

Hey, like you, I walk everywhere now too 👍🏃‍♀️, and you know I went vegan 99% this January, having been veggie 34 years. It’s 🧀🧀that prevents me going 100% vegan. I would say I’d join you, but just returned from supermarket with lots of different veggie 🧀🧀🧀🧀as was sooooooooo craving it! 😁🙃. I’ll have a think 🤔

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Just to say, anyone thinking of following Mads in trialling vegan, the new Richmond vegan beef burgers are a big fat hit 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍💕

Just had a couple with salsa relish, in sourdough baps. Ruddy gorgeous! 😳💕👍👏

Often buy the Richmond vegan sausage, but their vegan range is getting fab fab fab 👍👍👍👍👍

You know when you save yourself all day, then get back from supermarket, ravenous for CHO 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️Just me then 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣. Demolished them in no time, but soooooo worth the wait mmmmmmmm

3 out of 5 is cracking @Bev! Ahh what cheese did you go for?!

I will give those a go thank you for the suggestion - I have been craving burgers recently!

It’s always dangerous to go to the Supermarket hungry, I do it too often, and come back with sooo many snacks!

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Ditto Mads, only just unpacked it all 🤣🤣🤣🙃

Think You’ll like the burgers. I don’t think you can go wrong with Richmond Vegan, they really are showing some excellence 👍👍👍

OK, so been craving CHO and cheese all week, so got five lots of bread products, and that’s rare for me 😳🤭, then got veggie French Brie Mads, plus large block of veggie mature Cheddar, Yorkshire cottage cheese, two lots of Philadelphia Light, and the Wensleydale crumbly stuff. I can’t belueve I bought so much, but see what happens once you think “I won’t have bread or cheese for a while, see how it goes”. Just crave it more and more! Not often do I do that, as just listen to body. It craves what it needs usually. 


I managed 4 out of 5. I still think we need to aim for net negative to undo some of the damage we’ve already done.

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Only 1 out of 5 for me  , must try harder!

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Know we have few vegan threads, but seems a good place as any, to pop these here.…

Really yummy 👍👍👍💕😳

Had veggie / vegan bacon over the years but these really are the best. 

Not gonna lie, slight smoky taste of kippers in them, but very impressed.

Informative website too

@25 quid brilliant score and you’ve got a very good point there!

@Angelabikerbabe also an ace score - I was surprised by some of the answers when making the quiz, not an easy one!

@Bev I love brie, I especially love brie in burgers so I’ll have to have some brie with the Richmond burgers! - Not this week mind, no cheese for me in my vegan week! I will definitely be trying that bacon - I love bacon sandwiches, and need a non-meat replacement! 


As part of my vegan week I ate at a really amazing vegan Greek restaurant last night, the food was divineee! This photo doesn’t do it justice as I’d tucked straight in before thinking to take a picture. We got some falafel, an aubergine dip, an artichoke dip, flatbread, pistachio kofta and tamarind ‘fish’ cakes.:heart_eyes:


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Oh wow Mads 😳😳😳😳😳😳😳😳😳, that looks soooooooooooo impressive! Actually guess that’s a good first step into exploring vegan foods isn’t it, as just buying the simple shop substitutes could be off putting, as it takes time to find tasty ways to cook with them I think, personally. So tasting it cooked professionally, like this, you can’t go wrong 👏👏👏👏👏👏👍👍

Yeah for sure @Bev  - I am not great at vegan cooking yet, so it was definitely a nice way to see how fab vegan cookery is!

An interesting bit of news from the Netherlands, they’re planning on cutting livestock numbers by a third and have also reduced daytime speed limits. This is all because the country is dealing with a ‘nitrogen crisis’. The excess nitrogen in the atmosphere is producing ammonia and ozone which is then polluting the forests, the soils and the waterways of the Netherlands. 

I’m not sure what this means for the farmers and the livestock, the problem solving of this sounds to me like a maths test question on a very big scale!