Small changes - big impact!
We are in the middle of a climate and nature emergency, and the two are inextricably linked. Climate change is driving nature’s decline and the loss of green spaces is leaving us ill-equipped to reduce carbon emissions and adapt to change.
But, there are simple and easy things that we can all do to reduce our carbon footprint, adapt to climate change and make a big difference to the natural world. Small and simple changes can have a lasting effect, if we all contribute.
Change your energy use
Energy used in buildings accounts for around 17% of total emissions. Reducing your household energy use by switching to a renewable energy supplier or purchasing a heat pump will help cut down.
Reduce your flood risk
Across the UK 1.9 million people currently live in areas of significant flooding. This number could double as early as the 2050s. Make a difference and avoid paving over gardens. Instead, replace hard surfaces with grass and plants.
Reduce your heat risk
Currently, around 20% of homes are at significant risk of overheating. Shading your windows and planting more greenery around your house will help lower the temperatures.
Reduce your water use
The average person uses around 140 litres of water a day. But huge water deficits are on track to occur in the next 50 years - so we need to start cutting down. Water metres, water-efficient appliances and water butts are just a few of the things that can make a big difference!
Reduce your plastic waste
Sir David Attenborough told us during Blue Planet 2 that “we dump eight million tonnes of plastic into the sea every year”. It’s killing and harming marine life and our natural world. Many of the sea creatures we love – birds, fish, turtles and whales – die because of the plastic that’s suffocating our seas.
We need to act now – there’s no time to waste. Plastic poses a huge threat to wildlife because it doesn’t just disappear; it simply breaks down into smaller and smaller pieces.
Campaign for a Wilder Future
People-power is one of the most underestimated sources of energy and drivers of change.
If you believe in something, then campaign for it – and in this case a Wilder Future!
There's nothing greater than getting our voices heard, so share our messages and spread the word!
Reduce your food waste
Did you know more than a third of food produced for human consumption is wasted? Food waste generates about 8% of global greenhouse gas emissions. So anything you can do to limit what you chuck in the bin will make a big difference to your carbon footprint.
Reducing food waste in your household is simple, you just need to put it into practice.