Money-saving motive for going green

MORE than two fifths of people say they would make more effort to be green if it would save them money, a survey suggests.

The research comes at the launch of Climate Week, a business-backed event which will see more than 100,000 schoolchildren and office workers take part in a challenge to come up with a new green idea that saves or makes money.

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The week will also see thousands of events highlighting practical solutions to climate change, run by organisations ranging from the Met Office to Manchester United, the National Trust to the NHS and Girlguiding UK.

Climate Week chief executive Kevin Steele, said: “These are tough economic times and climate change can seem like ‘someone else’s problem’, but the right ideas can save money and help combat climate change.

“We need to apply our collective brain power to come up with creative ideas that really make a difference before it’s too late.”