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Share your ideas for action

A challenge to share ideas for action

As you’ve explored the various adaptation and mitigation research projects being done to tackle the climate crisis, we hope you’re developing your own thoughts on what could – what should – be done.

You will have heard that the power of individual choice can help make a difference. Here’s Emily’s and Nick’s thoughts:


Look in your local area for sustainable stores or businesses, for example ‘bring your own jar’ supermarkets, and encourage your family to join you and switch to sustainable methods of shopping. Try and encourage your school to engage with this too, and initiate sustainability days that teach and encourage your classmates about the future of climate change and ways to take action and be sustainable, using your new expertise from this course!!
I had lots of fun at the Fridays for Future march in Germany, marching alongside similar minded people, so check to see if there are any safe events in your area. If not, then writing to your local MP is a great way to get straight to the people making the big decisions about our future. Remember that every little bit really does help, and if everyone contributes, we can quickly work towards our climate goals together!


The biggest takeaway is just get involved! It doesn’t have to be through education, but joining activist groups to spread messages and putting pressure on businesses and governments or choosing to spend your money on environmentally sustainable products. It could be as simple as talking about it to family and friends, being honest about the situation that we’re in and making sure to address any misconceptions about climate change. Whilst one person might not change the world right away, it can help spawn groups, ideas, and changes in the opinion of the nation. And it’s always good to know you’re never alone. There are people in your schools, your jobs, and all around the globe that want to make a difference – made up of an array of individuals from many walks of life. Together, anything can be done.

Your turn

Feeling inspired? We’d like you to share your own ideas for action and how you plan to achive them. Your action could be at work, at home, with your friends, family or alone.

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