Prince Charles highlights the publisher’s and readers’ environmental efforts as well as everyday changes everyone can make
The contribution comes in the run-up to Cop26, the United Nations’ climate conference taking place in Glasgow from this Sunday.
Warning that environmental issues are the “greatest challenge” facing humanity, the prince highlights the work of The Sun’s Show Some Bottle campaign, as well as applauding efforts from retailers and researchers to reduce the waste produced from the products we make.
Charles also references the news brand’s Big Green Survey of 2000 Sun readers, which sought to find out how readers are changing their habits to combat the climate crisis.
With 9 in 10 now saying they believe climate change is having an effect on our world and more than half considering taking greener transport options for their next getaway, readers are becoming more engaged than ever.
The Sun is asking readers to pledge everyday changes to help the environment, with columnists getting involved to help explain the issues and advise on how to help.
Commenting on everyday steps readers can take to combat the climate crisis, the Prince of Wales writes: “It might feel like these are small steps but if everyone in the UK took them, imagine the impact it would have.
“We can all play our part, which is why I hope The Sun’s campaign persuades more to jump on board.”
Victoria Newton, editor in chief of The Sun adds: “I am thrilled we have HRH The Prince of Wales launching The Sun’s Green Week in the lead-up to Cop26, recognising the hard work of Sun readers to help the environment in the face of some hard decisions, campaigns such as Show Some Bottle, as well as setting the agenda for the week ahead.
“The Sun’s commitment to climate change has intensified over the past few years, and will continue to inform our readers of the opportunities tackling climate change can bring, and the everyday changes they can make to help the environment through our campaigns.”