Help Save Our Swirled
From the Threat of Climate Change
Climate change is a matter of social and economic justice, with the impacts of it often hitting the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people. It’s even being felt right here in the UK.
Extreme flooding and coastal erosion have become increasingly evident in the UK in recent years1 and the time to stand up for climate justice is now! The words 'climate change' conjure up images of sad-looking polar bears on melting ice sheets, so when ice cream specialists Ben and Jerry’s say “if it’s melted, it’s ruined”, they’re not just talking about cones and tubs.
At this year’s historic climate summit in Paris, Ben and Jerry’s will be arriving with more than just delicious ice cream in hand. As part of the Save Our Swirled campaign, Ben and Jerry’s is partnering with Avaaz to deliver a petition calling on global leaders to transition to 100% clean energy by 2050. With your support, Ben & Jerry’s are counting on half a million ice cream fans to raise their voices to millions more against climate change, calling on leaders of developed nations and the UN to tackle the threat of climate change.
Avaaz has already hand-delivered copies of the petition to world leaders, including UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and French President, François Hollande. But there is still much to be done.
There’s no quick fix, but investing in renewable energy sources is part of the solution. Ben & Jerry’s are actively working with farmers to reduce methane emissions and their carbon emissions across the business, and have even built The Chunkinator in the Netherlands – a machine, which enables the brand to power their factory from ice cream bi-products. Who knew?
The only way to bring climate justice is to take action now. Click here to sign the Avaaz petition now and help Unilever and Ben & Jerry’s make history.
1 The Guardian suggests that the intensity of the UK’s winter storms is increasing, as is the amount of rainfall that is falling. Studies show that the risk of very wet winters – and thus flooding – has increased 25% due to climate change. The BBC reports that higher sea-levels and increasingly extreme weather batters our beaches and cliffs causing greater erosion, including landslips that destroy coastal paths in seconds. Even the White Cliffs of Dover are now vulnerable.