Making a difference
As you know, there are articles and news everywhere about the impact of climate change; the Planet is dying; there is no Planet B. There are protest marches all over the UK and Greta Thunberg is making headlines everywhere, however people are by and large continuing their lives as usual and it is difficult to get past the inertia.
Sure, there are those trying to eat more plant-based food, re-using plastic bags, using reusable water bottles and coffee cups. But what difference does this actually make?
So the question was… how could I, a normal mother of 2 make a difference? How could 1 person in a planet of 7.7 billion people even make a dent?
Simple changes with real impact
I started looking into this and found the information confusing, contradictory and only understandable if you have a science degree. This led me to think, wouldn’t it be powerful if we could turn this science jargon into something that people can relate to and understand?
And this was where Enviropledge, a not for profit organisation, was born.
Making pledges and encouraging others
The concept is to make pledges, encourage others to do the same and donate to environmentally-friendly charities.
Some of these pledges require very minimal changes, for example:
Others take a bit more work, i.e. switching to an electric car which may be a longer-term pledge. However, the main idea behind it all is that it is better to do something rather than nothing. Why wouldn’t you make these changes, measure the impact on your carbon footprint and the impact of the group that you have encouraged to take part?