While we are being bombarded by the warning of a climate crisis, many of us are at a loss of what we can do to make a difference. We see bold and young climate activists pushing for change and making seemingly unattainable demands — no more waste, no more meat, no more flights… it seems like it would take a true “climate hero” to live up to those standards.
But we shouldn’t let this stop us — we don’t have to be perfect to make an impact in our own ways. Although our individual actions don’t seem like much, they can actually add up to make an impact.
For example, you can reduce your carbon footprint by:
- 600kg of CO2/year by leaving beef out of your diet
- 340g of CO2/mile by switching from driving to bus
- 400g of CO2/mile by switching from driving to walking or biking
- 132kg of CO2/year by recycling
It’s okay if you can’t do it all and you don’t have to change all your habits at once. What matters is that you start taking steps to change now. Gradually, by changing one habit at a time, you will be making a huge impact!
For example, the founder of Kora, Gilad Regev, decided to switch his daily commute to walking- now he walks an average of 16,000 steps per day!
So you too can make a difference. Your individual actions matter and it’s time to change now.
This week, try to make a simple shift in your daily routine to reduce your carbon footprint- walk, bike or take the bus instead of driving, or try avoiding meat for one day of the week.
Kora believes that every action counts, wants to help you understand your individual impact, and even reward you for doing good for the planet. If you’re as excited as we are about the collective movement to fight against climate change, please join us by signing up for early access to our app at our website.