small solutions- everyday changes
By reducing your consumption of animal protein by half, you can cut your diet's carbon footprint by more than 40%
• 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
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.
• 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.
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.
• 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)
Today’s students will be tasked with managing tomorrow’s climate change impact
• 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
Innovation across multiple sectors to create change on a level large enough to stop climate change
• 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
Businesses and Individuals need to Speak Up and vote for a sustainable future
• 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
Engage in politics. Be clear with how you wish to be represented both locally, and federally. Write Handwritten letters instead of emails. VOTE for those who you believe in.