Here’s a list of some of the small actions you can take at the Summit and beyond, which will have a BIG impact on your carbon footprint!
- Bring one piece of luggage. Try and save weight!
- The Summit venues are all within walking distance from the hotels. Please walk where possible.
- Avoid driving or taxis. Use the Oyster Cards provided to take public transportation (underground train, bus) or consider renting a bicycle (ofo, Mobike, Santander Bikes)
- Share unavoidable car journeys (uber pool etc)
- Use the stairs instead of the lift, where possible
- Shorter, colder showers lower your global footprint, as well as giving you a burst of energy!
- Turn off the tap when you’re done using it
- Remember to turn off the lights when you leave a room
- Unplug your devices when you are not using them
During the Summit:
- Bring a reusable bag and bottle to use at the Summit venues
- Hang onto your Coca-Cola refillable flask
- Use the completely compostable vegware cups provided by Jacob Douwe Egberts for hot beverages
- Put your rubbish in the right bins. Recycling bins will be provided and materials will be collected and recycled post-Summit
- Reduce your meat consumption. Choose vegetarian/vegan options wherever possible
- Finish every meal to minimise food waste
- Smoke less (or quit altogether!)
After the Summit:
- We have listed some of our Ambassador projects below. Check them out and offer your support!
- If you have gotten into any good sustainability habits at the Summit, be sure to keep up the momentum!
- Carbonethics is a youth-led movement that aims to tackle climate change through environmental education and provide a carbon offset solution. To date, the group has planted 3,000 mangroves and is aiming to plant 1 million mangroves in the coming 5 years.
- Jaan Pakistan has sold 1,053 gasifier stoves that are efficient, cost-effective and use less fuel, saving each family an estimated 0.6 tonnes of CO2 emissions over the course of the year.
- BioCarbon Engineering uses integrated analytics and planting solutions for large scale ecosystem restoration projects. BioCarbon Engineering has an ambitious project which aims to use drones to plant 1 billion trees per year.
- Tespack specialises in mobile energy. Tespack’s Smartpacks ultra-fast charging technology allows users to charge their power bank full in only 12 minutes.
- BrightGreen has produced and distributed over 100 tonnes of briquettes to more than 300 households, saving over 800 tonnes of trees in Kenyan forests.
- Liter of Light Mexico uses used plastic soda bottle to create sustainable light sources for Mexican homes, businesses and streets.