Climate change is one of the biggest challenges of our time. The effects of global warming are already being felt around the world, from rising sea levels and extreme weather events to crop failures and food shortages. As individuals, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed and helpless in the face of such a massive problem. However, we can all play a part in tackling climate change by making small changes in our daily lives.
One fun and social way to encourage friends and family to take on low-carbon habits is to start a “Baachu pledge” campaign. The idea is simple: every time a buddy completes a pledge to reduce their carbon footprint, we'll give them a virtual “Baachu Pledge Bell” on our social media platforms as a pat on the back. By making a game out of it, we can make it fun and motivating to take on sustainable habits.
Our campaigns work particularly well within offices. Maybe it's the clear communication channels, friendly team rivalry, or the desire to impress. Whatever it is, use it to encourage your colleagues to try more sustainable habits – create a workplace campaign today.
Here are a few simple pledges that can make a big difference:
Change your environment: Going cold turkey on those treats could be a fun challenge. To help, try changing your environment, this can be as simple as to move the temptations out of easy reach.
Cut down on booze: On average, a UK household throws away 25% of its food. Learn how to keep food properly and you’ll cut your bills and your waste. Love Food Hate Waste have some great tips.
Take the bus or train instead of driving to work: Transportation is one of the leading contributors to greenhouse gas emissions. By taking public transportation instead of driving, you can reduce your carbon footprint and have more “hands-free” time to read a book, learn a language or even call your mum!
Reduce meat consumption: According to the United Nations, animal agriculture is one of the leading causes of deforestation and a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. By reducing your meat consumption, you can make a significant impact on the environment.
Use energy-efficient appliances and light bulbs: According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, household appliances and lighting account for about 20% of the average household's energy use. By switching to energy-efficient appliances and light bulbs, you can save money on your energy bills and reduce your carbon footprint.
By taking on these small changes, we can all do our part in tackling climate change. It may not seem like much, but collectively, we can make a real difference. So let's make a difference together – join the Baachu pledge campaign today and start making sustainable habits a part of your daily routine.