Make the Change – the Pledges

Pick one of our Make the Change pledges below (or as many as you like). Some are really easy, others take a bit more effort, but each one will help to combat climate change and biodiversity loss.

Reduce

I’ll reduce the food I throw away by making a delicious supper with left overs once a week.

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UK households waste 5m tonnes of food a year, generating nearly as much greenhouse gas as our cars. Only buy what you need and make yummy meals with leftovers to reduce emissions and save money. Check out lovefoodhatewaste.com.

Reuse

I’ll keep my reusable cup in my bag so it’s always there if I need it.

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Around 2.5bn coffee cups are thrown away every year in the UK alone – that’s seven million a day. Find out more at wwf.org.uk.

Repair

Next time an electrical appliance breaks, I’ll get it mended safely rather than buying a new one.

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The Restart Project has prevented 17,444 kg of waste so far. Find or start a repair project near you. therestartproject.org repaircafe.org.

Recycle

I’ll recycle everything I can and, what I can’t, I’ll buy less of.

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You can also help your school or work place recycle the tricky stuff.

Grow

I’ll plant a tree and encourage my school or community to do so too.

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If you planted a single tree - and every visitor to Eden this year did the same - together we could lock down 250,000 tonnes of CO2! Find out more at woodlandtrust.org.uk

Eat

One meal a week I’ll just eat food that is in season and that has been grown locally.

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Check out the food choice climate impact calculator to see which has most impact on your carbon footprint.

Compost

I’ll compost my kitchen waste in a worm bin or send it to a council composting scheme.

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Composting at home for one year can save global warming gases equivalent to all the carbon dioxide (CO2) your kettle produces annually or your washing machine in three months. Check out recyclenow.com to find out more.

Buy

I’ll replace my lightbulbs with energy-efficient LED lightbulbs.

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Because masses of us are switching to LED lightbulbs and energy efficient products we’ve reduced the amount of electricity we need to generate in the UK. It’s been steadily dropping since 2005. Find out more at www.carbonbrief.org.

Care

I’ll join in with a national wildlife count this year.

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Every record counts! Take a look at all the different ways you can get involved.

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