BMC launches The Climate Project

Posted by Alex Messenger on 12/03/2020

Make a real difference – to the local landscapes that you love and the global climate crisis. We’ve teamed up with Moors for the Future for an exciting new project.

As the realities of climate change build, we’re changing too. This year, our mission is to reduce our impact on the environment and do what we can to take action against climate change.

The Climate Project is a new BMC campaign to support the work of Moors for the Future. Out on our wild moorlands grows an amazing plant called sphagnum. When sphagnum is growing healthily, this little plant powerhouse takes as much carbon out of the atmosphere as a tropical rainforest.

Sponsor one square metre of sphagnum for £25

Peat moorlands cover 15% of the UK, but many have been dug up, drained or destroyed. The Peak District moorland landscape is now the most degraded in Europe and damaged peat can be a great carbon emitter.

Moors for the Future was founded in 2003 to fight back. So far they’ve transformed over nearly 8,000 acres of peat moors across the Peak District and South Pennines. 

The Climate Project supports the work of Moors for the Future. This will make a real difference, as healthy moorland will:

  • Actively fight climate change
  • Reduce wildfire risk
  • Reduce flooding risk
  • Protect endangered wildlife

It costs £25 to plant one square metre of sphagnum moss and create a healthy moor.

Make a real difference: www.theclimateproject.co.uk


The Climate Project is a campaign by the Access and Conservation Trust (ACT) of the British Mountaineering Council (BMC).

Thanks to Montane, Cotswold Outdoor and Snow + Rock 

 

    


We want to say a big thanks to every BMC member who continues to support us through the Coronavirus crisis.

From weekly Facebook Lives and GB Climbing home training videos, to our access team working to re-open the crags and fight for your mountain access, we couldn’t do it without you.

Did you know that we've just launched a new U27 membership offer for just £1 / month? And with full membership from £1.66 / month, it's never been easier to join and support our work: 

https://www.thebmc.co.uk/join-the-bmc-for-1-month-U27-membership


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