What can I do?

Here are some ideas…

“The world is full of good people.  If you can't find one, be one.”

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Here are some suggestions for you to think about:

  • Walk or cycle to school/work
  • Change your diet (become vegan / vegetarian / eat less meat)
  • Move your money or investments to an ethical bank
  • Recycle, don’t throw away
  • Buy less stuff
  • If you have to buy stuff, buy quality things that last
  • Refuse to buy things with unnecessary plastic packaging
  • Reduce your energy consumption: insulate your home / install a heat pump
  • Fly less and use trains instead of petrol cars
  • Buy a battery electric vehicle
  • Let your MP know what you think about fossil fuel exploration, sewage in rivers, global warming, etc.

Let us know what else you think we should all be doing or tell us what you will commit to yourself by getting in touch with us via the contact page.

Where do I start?

This graph (courtesy of the energy saving trust) shows you how much we need to reduce emissions in different areas to reach net zero by 2050.

Click on the 2050 tab to show the massive change we all need to make in every area of CO2 emissions.  As you can see, there is a long way to go.

How long have we got?

Not very long!

Years     Months    Days

……left to reach net zero

……left to cut CO2 emissions in half

COP21 Agreements

We agreed at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris that we would cut CO2 emissions in half by 2030 in just over five years time.  Major initiatives do not happen quickly in the UK.  In comparison, Hinkley Point C is taking 9 years to build and HS2 Phase 1 is taking 15 years. Reaching a fifty percent cut by 2030 is a massive undertaking and will require a huge investment in green technologies and a rock solid commitment by our government.  New coal, oil and gas fields are not the answer.

Fun facts:

  • 36,000 premature deaths annually in the UK from air pollution (7 million worldwide)
  • Heating the UK’s 28 million homes accounted for 18% of all UK greenhouse gas emissions in 2021
  • For the first time global warming has exceeded 1.5ºC for an entire year (2023)
  • 40% of UK electricity is currently made by burning gas
  • 8.4 billion tonnes of CO2e emitted from offshore oil and gas by 2050
  • No single stretch of river in England or Northern Ireland is in good overall health
  • Concrete is responsible for more than four percent of all global CO2 emissions

Personal pledges….

XXX has said they will stop….

YYY has commited to buy fewer…..

ZZZ has decided to become vegan….

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