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Addressing Climate Change:

where to start and

what you can do

Start making a difference 

Climate is such a confusing and massive issue it is hard to know where to start. We have gathered some of the best resources to guarantee that you find reliable help and information on doing whatever it is you want to focus on. From charities to donate to to building, growing or enhancing community work or where to find out reliable information on climate we have some of the best resources listed available. 

Keep making a difference 
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Be counted with others to support bolder action from our Government:

 
 
Check your local community's carbon footprint:

 
 
Write to your MP find out who they are here:

 
 
Learn how to effectively lobby your MP:
 
 
 
5 ways you can personally fight the climate crisis: 

 
Has your council declared a climate emergency?

 
 
Cut your carbon footprint:
  • Giki will help you do it personally through their app

  • You can even become a Giki Champion and join their interactive community stretching around the UK for support and online meetings to support you 

 
In your home
  • Centre for Sustainable Energy has all the resources you need to learn about making your home more sustainable with solutions that can save you money.

 
Electric Vehicles
  • Fully charged will inform you of all the most current advice on getting and electric car or bike, loads of resources on their youtube channel and even a podcast. 

 
Join us

 
 
Recycle your electrical waste
  • We, in the UK, are the second worst creators of electrical waste in the world but most of us want to change that

  • Restart are working to change that and reduce environmental impact

  • Find:

    • Where to get repairs

    • Where to recycle your electrical waste

    • Their petition to make repairing electricals more possible, reduce waste and reduce the disposal of useful equipment 

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Climate Charities

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In your community

Schools: Pupils

Our children need to be prepared for a world very different to the one that we live in today. Thoughtbox work to create materials across all Key Stages in schools in the UK androad that prepare children to engage with nature, climate and the interconnected world that we live in.

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Schools: Teachers

Teachers need to understand climate too. The Climate and Biodiversity Crisis is complex and expansive; it connects every living and non-living thing, including us. Being able to talk about it effectively means understanding what we know as well as what we don't. 

Find our pilot project HERE to learn from, ask questions of and have conversations with qualified volunteers who have studied climate and work to maintain understanding of this rapidly changing world.

Community Groups, Companies and Councils
Often impacts at home are tiny compared to what can be done by charities acting abroad 

While we use zero waste razors and recycle our bathroom plastics there are some truly monumental impacts to be had around the world on climate and biodiversity collapse. Here are a few selected by VOX as the most effective ways to ensure a better future than the one we currently face:

Effective Environmentalism are part of Effective Altruism and they have created a report of all the most impactful charities on climate change.

 

 

They rate the following as the top 3: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vox have done a great article about the best climate change charities to donate to that also includes the Clean Air Task Force but if you want a charity for forests then the Coalition for Rainforest Nations is listed.

 

Have a think about whether doing it yourself or getting others to do it is the best way to spend our resources on mitigating climate impacts: Applying effective altruism to climate change | by Taylor Sloane | Medium

In the Collective we strongly believe in sharing good work done already and support the learning that can come from it. Carbon Copy do the same; sharing work already done and published by those communities, companies and councils that have already done it. Find inspiration in the examples shared on their site and also links to the organisations and groups doing it. 

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The Centre for Alternative Technology are also sharing information on work done by community groups and how to replicate it.

The Zero Carbon Britain Hub and Innovation Lab helps turn climate and biodiversity emergency declarations into action. With technical solutions readily available, the momentum is building in our towns and cities to reach net zero as quickly as possible.

We provide councils, communities and other organisations with the knowledge, confidence and skills to transform complex economic, social and political systems and achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040. We do this through a range of training coursesevents, detailed research reportsinnovation lab processes and a free online resource hub. We integrate our learning across these activities to continually enhance them and share the best available information with and between those we’re working with.

Look at their resource hub HERE

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Learn more and keep up to date on climate and sustainability
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Reading:

 

Listening:
(Some with show notes and associated blogs to read):

General 

Climate Change Podcast | The Climate Pod

News

The Sustainable Futures Report - Anthony Day (and excellent blog)

Policy

Green Alliance Podcasts (green-alliance.org.uk) (and excellent blog)

Climate One - Science, policy, social

Science

RADIO ECOSHOCK – Broadcast by 105 radio stations in 5 countries (and excellent blog)

 

Shaping the Future - Science and more

Solutions

Nori Podcast - climate solutions

Best episodes to start with:

Watching

See out YouTube channel for some of the best recommendations we know of

Interactive resources

 

Electric Vehicles (cars and bikes)

  • Fully charged: podcasts, videos and all the resources you need to learn about EVs

Mental wellbeing and resilience.

Climate breakdown can be desperately hard to address on a personal level. The Climate Psychology Alliance offer services from free one to one sessions to help with climate anxiety to open sessions for sharing and addressing feeling in groups to an excellent podcasts looking at all of these issues.

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