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What can you do to help fight climate change?
If we are to thrive as a species we must fight climate change. Indeed climate change is a pressing issue that affects us all. From rising sea levels to extreme weather events, the consequences of global warming are becoming increasingly apparent. But there are steps we can take to help fight this crisis. In this guide, we’ll explore why it’s urgent to take action against climate change and provide practical tips for how you can make a difference.
Yes, you can adopt strategies to reduce your emissions and fight climate change (and you should). However, the big decisions about reducing emissions are made in government and in the board room.
One way you can influence decision makers is to protest climate change. Millions of people around the world are ‘taking it to the streets’ to save the planet.
Fight climate change at home
While governments and corporations have a major role to play in addressing climate change, individuals and communities can also make a significant impact. Simple actions like reducing energy consumption, using public transportation or biking instead of driving, and eating a plant-based diet can all help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Additionally, individuals can advocate for policies and practices that prioritise sustainability and climate action, and can support organisations working towards these goals. By working together, we can make a difference in the fight against climate change.
How to fight climate change as a student
One of the most impactful ways to fight climate change as a student is to advocate for policy reform and support organisations working towards sustainability and action.
This can include contacting your elected officials to express your concerns and support for climate-friendly policies, attending rallies and protests, and donating to organisations that are working towards a more sustainable future. By using your voice and resources to support these efforts, you can help create a more sustainable and liveable planet for future generations.
Organisations that Fight Climate Change
A number of groups lead in organising actions protest against climate. 350.org was formed to campaign to keep carbon dioxide (CO2) to 350 parts per million — the safe concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere (sadly the planet recorded 414.72 ppm in 2021).
The largest global group to arise in more recent times has been Extinction Rebellion which was founded in 2018. XR helps to organise protests in a number of nations around the word.
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