Michel Mathres and Alex Lambie on their environmental awareness tour for Climate Change Now get moral support from EEA communications manager Marion Hannerup.
Travelling in a hybrid car running on electricity as well as on petrol, Michael Mathres and Alex Lambie from the upstart environmental organisation Climate Change Now visited the EEA on 3 October as part of their awareness-raising tour through sixteen European countries. Their next stop is Stockholm, and their tour will eventually end up in Brussels, where they hope to be able to present their project for the EU environment commissioner Stavros Dimas. Climate Change Now has launched a European education programme that seeks to engage all of society in tackling climate change. One of their aims is to switch 1 million European households to renewable energy by Sept 2006. Over the next twelve months Climate Change Now will be using concerts, TV, sports, arts, films, celebrities and consumer brands to organise and promote exciting events and engage the public in tackling climate change in their everyday lives.