The climate group was created as a part of WPA and consists of a group of young people who wants to act on climate change. The participation is entirely voluntary. The first activity to plan for the climate group was Earth Hour. On the 27th of March Växjö municipality organised a campaign called "Make Växjö greener".
Suffolk's new Carbon Charter was launched on Monday 8th March to support local businesses going green. The charter will provide high-profile local recognition for small businesses that monitor and reduce their carbon emissions. Increasingly consumers are aware of their power; the Suffolk Carbon Charter will help keep them informed, and also reward businesses for playing their part.
The Climate Idols have now started the third challenge. The challenge was presented at a public meeting in Växjö library with about 35 visitors in the audience. The speaker of the evening talked about time, consumption and happiness - does it make us happy to work more, earn more, buy more things and work even more or is there another way to happiness?
During November and December 2009 two well-known Växjö businesses challenged each other to reduce their electric energy use as much as possible. And January 27th the result was presented at an award ceremony. Both businesses saved more than 8 %, but the winner was Videum with 8,6 %! The local newspapers reported on the result.