Looking for ideas for your 350 action? We have collected some of our favourites here.
These actions were listed for our annual day of action, but they can be done any time of the year! If you are keen to see some action on climate change in your region, below are some great resources.
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Top ACTION ideas
• Get on your bike! Biking is a great way to get out and be visible in your community. Think about offering a free bike repair workshop, holding a road rules clinic or painting bike lanes in your community. Work with your local bike shop, take advantage of knowledgeable members of your group, or contact the Cycle Advocates Network for experienced advice.
• Organise a swap. Building a ‘new’ wardrobe without having to buy new clothes means less new material has to be created and manufactured. To help understand how this is a huge help, we recommend watching The Story of Stuff, available at www.storyofstuff.com. Not a fashionista? Try a swap of plants from your garden, outgrown sports equipment or household items.
• Plant trees! Helping build the planet’s capacity to absorb CO2 is important to bringing us back to 350ppm. Check with your local council - they may have the experience and expertise to help in organising a planting.
• Launch an energy efficiency campaign in your workplace or organisation. We recommend talking to managers to get their support (ask them to join your group!) as one of the first steps. Your project might involve writing the proposal for and overseeing a certified energy audit to see how your building could save energy (Click here for more information). Or run an awareness campaign to encourage people to turn off their computers and the lights at the end of the day.
• Break ground on a community garden. Significantly reduce the impact of your dinner plate by not only eating local produce to reduce transport, but by eating food grown without chemical fertilizers , planted and harvested without the use of machines requiring fuel, and grown in season so it doesn’t need a heated greenhouse. A community veggie garden means you’ll know how your food was grown, plus it gives people without home gardens a chance to grow their own too. Did we mention the results are delicious?
• Insulate a building. Help a local building keep their heating bill down. Maybe your church, school or a local arts centre could use a retrofit but hasn’t quite had the resources to make it happen yet?
• Fundraise for a climate change project OR 350. Some important projects might require expert professionals, but that doesn’t mean we can’t help make them happen. Maybe your local community centre or school would benefit from solar hot water heating or even a wind turbine.
• Trash Clean Up. Sadly, some of our iconic places aren’t as pristine as we’d like. Why not leave the place better than you found it? By recycling the garbage you find, you can ensure that the embedded energy in the products gets reused--instead of decomposing over the years and sending a stready stream of greenhouse gas into the atmosphere.