Advice on climate change in Boldon

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A NORTH EAST charity taught people about green and clean lifestyles during Climate Week.

Boldon-based Groundwork South Tyneside and Newcastle (STAN) kicked off a week of educational initiatives with wildlife activities for young people at its base in West Boldon Lodge.

Climate Week, which started on March 3, encouraged everyone to do their bit to protect the planet.

Staff spent the rest of the week planting trees, hosting a green gym and teaching youngsters how to grow fruit and vegetables. Andrew Watts, executive director of Groundwork STAN, said: “Throughout the week, staff asked all who visited the centre to make a pledge to reduce their contribution to climate change.

“They did this by providing the information and inspiration as to how people can effectively lower their carbon emissions.

“But it’s not just the public who were asked to do their bit for the environment.

“Our own staff at West Boldon, and members of other Groundwork projects, were also encouraged to make some climate pledges during the week.”