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 spagnum 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 

 

    


The Access and Conservation Trust

The BMC's charity  the BMC Access & Conservation Trust  promotes sustainable access to cliffs, mountains and open countryside by facilitating education and conservation projects across the United Kingdom and Ireland.

By educating climbers, hill walkers and mountaineers to enjoy outdoor recreation while minimising their impact on the landscape, conserving the UK’s upland resources, and campaigning for improved access rights, ACT enables future generations to continue to enjoy outdoor activities and the physical, mental and social benefits they bring to individual lives and society in general.

READ: More about the recent work of ACT

WATCH: the Mend Our Mountains: Make One Million campaign film


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