What Should You Focus On: Plastic Straws or Policy?
Who is responsible for taking climate action – governments, organisations or individuals?
Interview: Discovering Who Is Behind Community Energy Projects
We interview Eva Goudouneix, the community energy officer at Repower London, to find out her motivations and thoughts about managing the North Kensington Community Energy project and why people should invest.
Confessions of an environmentalist who loves clothes
Changing your behaviour can be difficult, even if you know the facts. Anna shares her journey on changing her habits to become more environmentally conscious.
Why Becoming Vegan Doesn’t Have to be All or Nothing
If every person on the planet decided to become 10% vegan, it would be the equivalent of 1 person out of 10 becoming vegan.
Climate Activism During COVID-19
The very nature of climate activism changed once COVID-19 hit. And to be entirely honest, it’s hard to keep pushing for change, when you feel drained
A Path Untravelled: The Train To Romania
What could be better than being accepted to the ReShape program? You travel to eight countries in two years. Incredible, right?
A Decade of Climate: Can I Still Hope?
What I have noticed over the last decade is that my understanding of climate action has evolved. I used to think change happened from the top down – that’s why I studied policy in the first place. I still believe in the power of policy, but I also believe in the power of the collective.
I Am A Hypocrite, Too.
The word hypocrite makes my blood boil, truly. My eyebrows furrow and I get a glint in my eye, as I prepare my defensive speech. I don’t think I’m the sole person to react this way. Being called a hypocrite directly attacks a person’s values and identity. And yet here I am, acknowledging that I…
Standing Up for Change – It’s Scary
Lesson of the day: it is really frightening to stand in front of blocked traffic. We heard a lot of verbal abuse on Saturday, from profanities such as “you’re fucking wankers” to scathing remarks such as “you’re all losers on benefits, see you in prison” to “you should all be ashamed of yourselves, you are…
Speech at the Kensington and Chelsea Full Council Meeting
On the 24th July I spoke at the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Full Council Meeting on the importance of taking serious action on climate change. I asked the council to commit to switching to 100% renewable energy procurement by 2020. Full clip below (please note that for first few seconds the microphone wasn’t…
One Burger At A Time
Reducing your meat consumption may sound unattainable, but it is easier than you think.
Taking Back The Power
One thing has become clearer and clearer the longer I am in the sustainability field. To have even the remotest chance of reducing the impact of climate change, we need action across all levels of society – government, business, and local communities – and that needs to start on an individual level.
#RiseForClimate — where do we go next?
On September 8, over 300 people stood together in London to #RiseForClimate and tell governments around the world that we want divestment from fossil fuels. No more vague promises. We want commitment to addressing climate change. We want real solutions.
The Changing Climate for Climate Change
Silence spread across thousands of people. Hands rose in the air in unspoken agreement. Sirens rang in the distance, but the people remained quiet. Suddenly, a grumble began in the far distance. A wave of sound started on 59th street, rolling across 30 blocks like a tsunami wave, growing to a screeching siren of alarm, an…
Welcome to the guidance section of Climate Four! Here you will hear first-hand stories from individuals who are taking action and what they have learned.