Do you know the top and most effective actions you can take to mitigate climate change? Here's an inspiring selection!
Make sure to vote whenever possible and choose candidates that can bring the right changes, or at least not deny climate change.
Writting a letter, sending an email or a tweet are simple ways to let organizations and political parties that you care, and support them (or not), while providing a chance for constructive criticism.
Make sure friends and family are aware of what can be done and achieved. Talking about it matters, since people often trust their peers more than politics or even scientists.
Find a project you care about, or a local movement in your city and get involved! Support can be time or money, and you can make sure to see its impact.See on rebellion.earth
You might know kids, teenagers or adults getting involved with emerging climate movements, friends making a meaningful career change? Support them in their initiatives, and help them achieve more!See on fridaysforfuture.org
Maybe one day we'll get clean cars (to produce and to use), until then, public transportation is a great way to reduce the number of active cars on the roads.
If your work can be reached by bike on safe roads, why not make the switch and take that chance to get a little physical exercise?
If you absolutely need a car to get to work, why not get together with colleagues or neighbors and create a car-pooling schedule.
Not using your microwave, just unplug it. Not in the room, turn of the TV and the lights! Those small habits changed by each one of us can make enormous changes.
Are you light-bulbs all energy efficient? If note, it's time to replace them with energy-saving LED lights.
Check for recycling spaces in your neighborhood. Take the habit of separating waste as needed (glass / aluminium / plastics / paper / organic / electronics...)
Instead of throwing away, why no repurpose?
Advances in technology, drops in manufacturing costs, and economies of scale have made solar panels available to nearly the entire world.
Did you know that if cattle were their own nation, they would be the world’s third-largest emitter of greenhouse gases? Shifting away from the Western meat-centric diet can drastically reduce emissions, while proving beneficial for human health.
Food waste accounts for 8% of global emissions. It happens all along the food supply chain — from cultivation to storage to consumption. We can play our part by not buying / cooking more than we need.
Eco-conscious product labels exists for most products from food to electronics and paper. Choosing the right products as consumer means you push companies that don't respect them to adapt.
Winterize your home to prevent heat from escaping, install a thermostat to regulate heat. In summer try to keep it cool without an air conditioner by leaving hot air out during the day and letting cool air in at night.
Food, clothes, gifts - try to prioritize and support the local economy instead of imported goods travelling the world by air mail or international highways or by the sea.
Almost every plastic is produced from fossil fuels - and in every single phase of its life cycle, plastic emits greenhouse gases. Avoid one-use plastics, stop buying bottled water, and replace with reusable materials!
By 2018, the use of digital technologies had overtaken even the aviation industry in terms of CO2 emissions. Video streaming services, emails, search engines use power for servers and communications. Download instead of streaming frequently the same tunes!
Keep flying for long distance travel, and try to think your travel needs wisely. For those few flights you simply can't avoid, you can always offset your emissions with non-profit MyClimate or Atmosfair.
Your money is used by your bank, so better choose one that includes sustainable investment plans, promotes transparency and local development. The GABV (Global Alliance for Banking on Values) lists sustainable banks.See on Member banks of the GABV
Scientists at ETH Zurich have shown 2/3 of man-made CO2 emissions could be removed from our atmosphere by planting 900 million hectares of forests worldwide.