Start making a difference
Many can't volunteer with us but cutting your personal carbon footprint is important; it reduces waste, our impact on the natural world and is changing the products and services we are now getting.
However, our money in the form of savings and banking is by far the most powerful resource we have. This is because money in our savings, current accounts and, most importantly: pensions represents huge amounts of money that responsible banks and investment firms can direct to climate and Nature-regenerating projects and companies that still don't get the money they need to grow fast enough to a avoid the worst effects of the Climate and Nature Crisis. You can a massive part and make secure investment decisions too.
Make My Money Matter are working to show as many people as possible how easy this is and how effective it is: 21 times more effective than:
Changing your energy provider
Pensions represent a huge amount of money that can be put to use by investing long term. This is perfect for industries that need investment now that will underpin how the whole of society works in future, just like fossil fuels do now.
In your home: Electrify everything
Decarbonising housing is a massive challenge but it doesn't have to be, just replace with electric as you need to:
Join a group: alone there is little we can do about a global crisis; but together? All the progress that has been made has happened through people working together to support each other, to grow their voices and the voices of others.
Clothing and Fashion
Fashion is changing but it has a long way to go as an industry to stop its massive environmental impacts.
There are clear ways we can make better decisions on the clothing we buy:
First ask: "do I need it?"
Then think about where to get it to reduce your impact and even have a positive impact on the environment.
Triodos Bank is the only bank to score full marks on climate change from Ethical Consumer,
they only bank to invest actively to improve climate and biodiversity.
Transferring is automated and they have a mobile banking app
Find out what the independent report for government says about the massive impact we can have on climate and Nature through our food choices and farming.
Recycle and Repair Electricals
Find repair cafes locally, there are more than you think around the UK or have a go at doing it yourself. Restart has all the resources you need to get repairs or repair yourself, including links to Fix it Club and a host of all resources needed to get electricals fixed or have a go yourself at the bottom of their About page.
The world is warming, we have a 50% chance of breaking past 1.5 degrees in the next 5 years but we are already seeing temperature records being smashed in the UK with 38 degrees in Cambridge
This means we have to prepare for hotter summers.
Where you take action; you find hope is all around
There are volunteer groups of varying sizes all over the country desperate for more help but they are not always well known: check and post on local Facebook groups to start your search.
If you cannot find anything, for your needs start your own group, just be patient and try to centre it around tangible actions that people can get involved with.
You can become and active member from the public sector
Not in the public sector? Join us as a volunteer climate officer
Become a friend of the CfCA on LinkedIn and bring others, you don’t have to be in the public sector to help connect the public sector: LinkedIn
Find out more about us and let others know: Home | Collective for Climate Action
Taking Direct Action as a Public Servant
Direct action can have implications for your professional as well as your personal life. Check the code of conduct for your organisation or business if you are thinking of taking direct action. There are many ways to make a massive difference on climate and mass extinction.
There are incredible numbers of climate groups out there to join and take action locally, nationally and internationally.
Action can take place in person and online, in your community or involve travel.
Supporting the wellbeing of others taking direct action is essential but involves less personal risk
Click on the logos to find a group that best fits your skills, location and interest.