Climate action tips - how can I reduce my carbon footprint?
The way to a climate neutral lifestyle or a "zero carbon balance " is a process. The Paris Climate Agreement aims to achieve global climate neutrality by 2050. In order to be able to achieve this goal, we have to take many small and concrete steps. All of us!
A first small step for you could e.g. be to reduce your meat consumption to 1-2 days a week and to pay attention to regional value chains when buying meat. Another personal goal could be to question your own mobility behavior and from now on use the bike more often for short trips instead of driving by car. There are countless small and feasible ways to avoid and reduce greenhouse gases.
It is important for your motivation to look for like-minded people and to exchange ideas regularly - together with others, reducing your carbon footprint is just more fun!
Recommended sources for climate action tips
At GoClimateAction we do not have to and do not want to reinvent the wheel when it comes to climate action - meaningful and feasible everyday life tips for carbon savings are already numerous. Good examples for this are:
- The CO2-calculatro of the Federal Environment Agency of Germany helps very well to understand your personal carbon footprint.
- The BBC has put together very useful climate action tips for everyday life. You can find them here.
- Many environmental non-governmental organizations have also compiled detailed information on carbon avoidance and carbon reduction. For example the WWF.
In the next few years we want to build a library for effective and easily implementable climate action tips in everyday life.
We wish you a lot of fun while successfully reducing your personal carbon footprint!