Sussex Royal share passionate post about the environment

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have asked fans to consider their carbon footprint, just days after new figures show the Royal Household's emissions doubled last year.

Harry, 34, and Meghan, 37, who made a surprise appearance at the London Stadium yesterday to promote the Duke's Invictus Games Foundation, took to Instagram in the early hours of Monday  as a continuation of their monthly social awareness campaign.

Revealing that they were dedicating July to environmental issues, the passionate pair unfollowed the accounts linked to mental health awareness which they focused on in June, and followed 15 new accounts - including Leonardo DiCaprio's wildlife foundation.

A direct quote from Harry encouraged followers to consider their carbon footprint, adding 'every action makes a difference'.  

A report released last week showed that 2019 CO2 emission total for the royal family's business travel was 3,344 tonnes, compared to 1,687 tonnes in 2018, causing travel emissions to rise by 98%. 

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have visited Morocco and Dublin, as well as Sydney, Melbourne, Fraser Island, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand as part of their Australia tour, on official business in the past year.  

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have shared a passionate post pleading with followers to help minimise further environmental damage

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have shared a passionate post pleading with followers to help minimise further environmental damage

The pregnant Duchess of Sussex  is seen boarding a private jet to New York from London for her baby shower earlier this year

The pregnant Duchess of Sussex  is seen boarding a private jet to New York from London for her baby shower earlier this year

The Royal Family's greenhouse gas emissions grew by 3% to 8,393 tonnes, due to an increase in the use of 'chartered large fixed wing aircraft for foreign business travel'.

Most journeys were taken by Charles and Camilla, who visited the Caribbean, Africa and Europe on behalf of the Queen. 

But proving they are keen to make a difference, today's Instagram post by Sussex Royal shows penguins in the arctic, turtles, children holding environmental action signs across the world, and a sea of plastic bottles, along with the new accounts it follows, including Rhino Conservation Botswana and National Geographic, tagged.

Other accounts include the African Parks Network, Elephants Without Borders, Wilderness Foundation UK, WWF International, Australian Geographic, Rhino Conservation Botswana, Zero Hour, Everyday Climate Change, Dr. Jane Goodall, Ocean Heroes Bootcamp, Greta Thunberg, Mike Bloomberg, Queen's Commonwealth Canopy.

The caption reads: 'As a continuation of our monthly social awareness approach to shine a light on the accounts that are working towards positive change, for the month of July we turn our attention to the environment.

The post, which shows penguins in the arctic, turtles, children holding environmental action signs across the world, and a sea of plastic bottles has tagged the new accounts it follows, including Rhino Conservation Botswana and National Geographic

The post, which shows penguins in the arctic, turtles, children holding environmental action signs across the world, and a sea of plastic bottles has tagged the new accounts it follows, including Rhino Conservation Botswana and National Geographic

Revealing that they were dedicating July to environmental issues, the passionate pair unfollowed the accounts linked to mental health awareness which they focused on in June, and followed 15 new accounts - including Leonardo DiCaprio's wildlife foundation

Revealing that they were dedicating July to environmental issues, the passionate pair unfollowed the accounts linked to mental health awareness which they focused on in June, and followed 15 new accounts - including Leonardo DiCaprio's wildlife foundation

'There is a ticking clock to protect our planet - with climate change, the deterioration of our natural resources, endangerment of sacred wildlife, the impact of plastics and microplastics, and fossil

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