Campaigners have set up a series of workshops to teach young people about climate change.

Team v, a group of volunteers from Finchley and Hendon, will run the sessions aimed at encouraging 11 to 14 year olds to become greener and create less waste.

Participants will also find out how to customise and "upcycle" their own clothes.

Ashleigh Lamming, Team v leader, said: “If everyone in the world lived as unsustainably as we do in the UK we would need eight planets to support our lifestyles.

“It is not only unsustainable to consume so much of the world’s resources, it is also unjust. We want to show young people that it is possible to live a lot less wastefully than we currently do – and that being green can be cheaper, fairer and more fun.”

Team v is made up of volunteers between 16 and 25 years old who decided to launch their campaign to encourage Barnet residents to live more sustainably after learning that people in the UK throw away 10,000 items of clothing every five minutes.

The first workshop will be held tonight at St Barnabas Church in Holden Road, Woodside Park, from 7pm to 9.15pm and another will be held at the same place and time on December 6.

To get involved, email Ashleigh Lamming on