It has never been clearer – we have to act urgently to tackle climate change. The recent report to the UN shows that we have 12 years in which to make some big changes. This needs action by governments, by businesses, by councils and by us.
There are things that we all can do – and do them now – because the clock is ticking. Together we can make a real difference. We know that thousands of people across Oxfordshire are worried about climate change. OxToCC (Oxford Together on Climate Change) invite you to play your part in doing something about it.
Whether you’re taking your first steps to act or if you’re looking to step it up further, you can take positive action in four key areas:
- The food we eat has a climate impact. We need to think more about what we eat and make some changes. We don’t need to change everything we eat immediately, and it’s easy to introduce new foods over time. Find out how you can make a difference by changing what you eat here.
- How we get around affects our environment, our health and our climate. Emissions from cars, trucks, buses and more are the biggest source of greenhouse gases in Oxfordshire, and vehicle pollution is a major health issue. Find out how you can make some changes and get healthy here.
- Money matters too! What we do with our money can make a real difference. Where we buy our energy, how we invest our savings and how we support local businesses all matter. Switching to a green energy supplier is a first step that can save you money, but investing in a climate-friendly way also matters – to find out more click here.
- Getting involved in looking after our environment doesn’t need to be a chore. There’s plenty of practical and enjoyable activities happening across Oxford and the county, or work on the politicians to let them know you want to see more action from them. There’s many ways to get active and make a difference – check out the Making Change Happen page.
We invite everyone in Oxfordshire to get together and make an impact. We’re aiming for 10,000 actions – what will yours be?