Week 2 of Climate Camp relies heavily on data you input into our carbon calculator. We wanted to tailor every suggestion to your own carbon footprint, so you could focus on what's important for you.
But just in case you're looking for more, here's the full list!
Make virtual meetings the norm
Right now, COVID-19 is showing the world that we can work productively from a distance. It's the perfect time to talk to your team about changing business travel norms going forward.
While there's no replacement for experiencing a whole new culture through a visit, you'd be surprised by how fun and refreshing a "staycation" can be. One way to find cool things to do around you is to go on trip advisor and look at your home area—you can experience your home as if you're a tourist :)
When you do fly, clean up the carbon
Today, we have no renewable option for flying. We have to use fossil fuels. I see three likely scenarios for the future of flying: we make electric planes, we invent sustainable aviation fuels, or we remove enough carbon through tree planting/carbon removal technology to neutralize air travel's carbon footprint. It's not possible to take an electric plane yet, but you can remove the emissions from flights easily on Wren, or use something like Climeworks if you're looking for a more permanent geological sequestration of the CO2 your flight produces.
Work remotely even after COVID
If you normally commute to work every day, talk to your team about working remotely more often. Now is the perfect time to use the momentum around remote that COVID-19 has created to get your workplace to normalize remote. It doesn't have to be every day, either—just a couple days a week working from home makes a big difference!
Next time you buy a car, get one that's electric or fuel efficient
If you were driving an electric car, your carbon footprint would be lower. You'd also help kickstart the electric vehicle revolution, encouraging more R+D and infrastructure shifts. If electric doesn't work for you because of the price or limited options, driving a fuel efficient car like a Prius would still decrease your carbon footprint substantially.
Contact your elected officials and ask them to support electric vehicle infrastructure
Without subsidies and widespread deployment of charing stations, it will take too long before electric vehicles replace gas vehicles. You should call or email your elected officials and let them know that you support electric vehicles subsidies and infrastructure. Start with contacting local officials, since that's where you'll have the most impact. Bonus points if you organize a few friends to help you!