I think we can agree that all is said and shown regarding climate change and about the urgent measures that need to be taken but are not. At this moment the UN Summit on Climate Change in New York is in full swing. Every country pledges (again) to reduce their CO2-emission after showing how well they have done in recent years. And this is where it starts to annoy me.
For example; the US claim to have cut their total carbon pollution over the past 8 years by more than any other nation in the world. Great news! But until recently they have been polluting more than any other nation in the world as well. And to put their claim into more perspective: the US has reduced their emission with 649 million tons (10%), the European Union has reduced their emission with 614 million tonnes (13.9 percent).
Even though all (okay; many) world leaders show their best intention to tackle this problem I think the facts show that it is not very likely they will actually take the required action. So its down to us. We will have to take the little steps by ourselves, knowing that if we all do so, it will make a massive difference. A lot of people have started and this has resulted in innovative and brilliant initiatives!
To get in the mood and be inspired, watch the videos on Momentum for Change, Lighthouse Activities. My favorites are Recycle Not a Waste Initiative (click here to watch) and ofcourse -I may have left Holland 10 years ago I can still ride a bike with my eyes closed without my hands on the handlebar!- bamboo bikes (click here to watch).
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