– THE ONE THING YOU NEED TO DO TO TAKE ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE
Wednesday 24th October is International Climate Action Day - Yay!
But wait, hold on.
What the hell is climate action? And what does it mean to regular people like you and me?
Surely 'climate action' is something for governments and big business to be concerned with?
Not for me to have to worry about in between school runs and work, and refereeing the kids.
After all, what kind of impact can we have as individuals?
A lot as it turns out!
A study on 2016 found that household consumption
(of everything from food to electricity)
is responsible for more than 60% of global greenhouse gas emissions
and 50—80% of total land, resource and water use.
So our actions count - they count for more than 60% of global greenhouse emissions.
The key, the ONE thing we can ALL do to take climate action TODAY is simply this:
BUY LESS, BUY BETTER
It works for pretty much everything:
- Buy fewer clothes, and when you do buy, buy ethically produced.
- Eat less meat, and when you do buy meat go for local, organic free range meat.
- Use less energy in your homes - switch to LED lighbulbs, turn the lights off etc etc, and switch to better energy ie renewables.