How The Community Can Fight Climate Change

Reduce Carbon Footprint

Changing your behaviour is a great way to help fight climate change. It also helps you save money, improves your health and reduces stress.

The most effective ways to reduce your carbon footprint include driving less, riding a bike and using public transportation, reducing meat consumption, washing clothes with cold water, and turning off the lights when you are not in a room. However, it is important to remember that these actions are only a small part of the solution.

Change Your Lifestyle

The way we live has a large impact on the environment. The good news is that we can change our lifestyle to help reduce global warming.

Eating a plant-based diet and switching to energy from renewable sources will help you shrink your footprint, according to research by Leeds University and Arup. Although pledging to make these shifts might be too much for some people, just making a start can have a big impact, says Tom Bailey, one of the campaign’s co-founders.

Support Local Businesses

Local action is vital to fight climate change. For example, energy efficient buildings and switching to low carbon public transport help cut CO2 emissions while greening cities reduces temperature rise and flood risks. Local production of food and goods lowers supply chain emissions while supporting local economies.

Local actions are also important for small businesses. If governments support SMEs to cut their emissions while helping them maintain low-carbon, resilient supply chains, it will not only help meet the Paris Agreement climate targets but build resiliency in communities too.