What Should You Focus On: Plastic Straws or Policy?
Who is responsible for taking climate action – governments, organisations or individuals?
The Complexity of Recycling Symbols: European Edition
Find out what recycling symbols in Europe mean and how to recycle properly.
How to Choose a Carbon Calculator
Often as individuals we ask ourselves, what can we do to try and reduce our impact on this planet? What if we were to apply the same framework as companies to our own lives and see where the material hotspots are?
How to Offset Your Emissions
Carbon offsetting isn’t the answer to the climate emergency because it isn’t changing underlying behaviours that pollute our planet. However, while we are in the process of adjusting our individual behaviours, offsetting can help.
Create a Culture of Sustainability: Start Small
Do you want your business to be more sustainable, but aren’t sure where to start? You are not the only one.
How to have a Sustainable Christmas
Christmas can be a very stressful time of the year for many reasons including arranging time to visit family in different areas, meal preparing/cooking, buying gifts, attending the festivities all while managing to find time to rest and relax. For me though, I have added another kind of priority the past couple of years to…
How to Effectively Talk About Climate Change
In this inspiring, pragmatic TED talk, Katharine Hayhoe, a leading climate scientist, shows how the key to having a real discussion is to connect over shared values like family, community and religion — and to prompt people to realize that they already care about a changing climate.
Considerations on How To Communicate Sustainability Effectively for Your Business
Communicating sustainability effectively continues to be one of the biggest challenges we face in the sector.
How to Work with your Local Council
Engaging with local politics may seem overwhelming at first but there are five things you can do to effectively work with your local Council.
Declaring a Climate Emergency: How to Avoid Greenwashing
Far and wide, we have seen councils, cities, and even businesses in some cases, declaring a climate emergency. As of the end of July 2019, there are 901 jurisdictions across 18 countries that have made the declaration. A part of me celebrates this success – people are finally waking up to the reality that we are in…
Switching to Renewable Energy — Easy as Pie!
I have been thinking about switching to renewable energy for a year. A YEAR. 365 days. I kid you not.
5 Steps to Get Started on Climate Action
Climate action is such a big topic. Chances are, you have thought about starting something a few times. Perhaps even felt a little bit guilty about not taking any action. But ultimately, there are so many issues under climate change that you got overwhelmed and ended up not acting at all.
Framing Climate Change: Values Matter
At this point, it is not a question of facts. The climate science is indisputable, with 97 percent of scientists worldwide agreeing that this is a real, man-made problem. But it never comes down to arguing the facts. People don’t argue over the latest scientific reports; they argue about their beliefs.
Welcome to the guidance section of Climate Four! Here you will learn what steps you need to take to get started on climate action in your life.