ACTIONS WE CAN DO TODAY TO REDUCE IMPACT WITHIN PERSONAL LIFE, BUSINESS, AND AT SCHOOL.

WALKING THE TALK.

Whilst institutional change is vital, we should not underestimate the power one person can have on a community. The below contains some insight, hacks, and resources to guide us towards being role models for sustainable living.


“Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today.”

– Benjamin Franklin

Individual Action

It can be difficult to break free from habit, especially when it comes to our consumption but it is possible to incorporate everyday solutions that reduce impact, and inspire others to follow
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Upgrade Your Diet

By reducing your consumption of animal protein by half, you can cut your diet's carbon footprint by more than 40%

Upgrade Your Diet

• Choose local produce
• Be Vegetarian !
• If you can’t be Vegetarian, be Flexitarian
• If you can’t be Flexitarian, try Meatless Mondays!
• Also, while you’re considering your diet – don’t forget to reduce your food waste

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Buy Less - Waste Less

The stuff we consume is responsible for up to 60 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions and between 50 and 80 percent of total land, material, and water use.

Buy Less - Waste Less

• Think before you buy. Limit how much you buy
• If you are buying, buy earth-friendly and renewable products.
• Switch to renewable energy and move towards a circular economy
• Use reusable bags, glass jars, tupperwares to reduce packaging and carry portable water filter straws instead of buying plastic water bottles.

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Travel Smarter

A normal transatlantic round-trip flight can release around 1.6 tonnes of CO2 – almost as much as the average yearly emissions of one person in India.

Travel Smarter

• Try and fly less
• Adventure travel is fun – consider eco-travel locations that give back to the environment and to communities and follow a “leave no trace behind” philosophy (see the Explorer’s Passage)
• If you do fly, consider offsetting your carbon footprint by planting trees (See Restore)

Tag #ClimateForce to help us reach the goal of 360 million tons of CO2 reduction by 2025!

Collective Action

Passionate individuals together can accomplish so much more
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Educate I Classroom

Today’s students will be tasked with managing tomorrow’s climate change impact

Educate I Classroom

• Connect students with the outdoors –first hand experience of climate change
• Recyclable art projects
• Community recycling drop-off and zero waste policy
• Sustainable transport to school
• School Nursery Program– teach kids to water plants, compost, grow vegetables !
• Join other educational initiatives around the world – Roots and Shoots

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Innovate I Office

Innovation across multiple sectors to create change on a level large enough to stop climate change

Innovate I Office

• Support the Sustainable Development Goals
• Create sustainable value chains
• Accelerate adoption of sustainable technologies
• Promote green bonds and carbon tax reform
• Invest in LEED certification for office premises
• Finance new ways to promote a low-carbon economy
• Employees could switch to Ecosia Browser - a web browser that plants trees for about every 40 searches you do

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Influence I Government

Businesses and Individuals need to Speak Up and vote for a sustainable future

Influence I Government

• Vote for governments that support climate action
• Lobby for renewable energy subsidies
• Support climate action through popular culture- tourism, festivals and events
• Write a personal letter to your Governor or Representative on concerns regarding environmental degradation

The month of March marks the start of a new ClimateForce Monthly Challenge: #LocalService.

 

Give back to your community. Conservation projects, animal shelters, and rubbish clean-ups are all great ways to tangibly support your local area.

Excited to share your own story of going green? Tag #ClimateForce.

DOWNLOAD THE JORO APP

ClimateForce is partnering with Joro.tech to create the world’s first automatic carbon tracking app.  

 

Designed with simplicity in mind, the app will integrate with your smartphone’s banking app, GPS, and local smart sensors to give you real-time feedback on your footprint, suggestions, points and real-world rewards for improving your score – in a simple and beautiful design that playfully connects you to your peers taking on the climate change, around the world and around the corner.

 

Sign up to receive updates, fresh sustainable living content curated by ClimateForce’s partners around the world, and an exclusive invite to the app download!

RESTORE

From restoring our coral reefs, capturing water from thin air, or making assets out of CO2- learn about big scale projects making our future more sustainable. Plant a single tree, or become apart of an investment to drive things forward.

Plant trees while you search the web!