Sustainability Checklist - One Young World 2019 London Summit

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!


Ambassador projects:

  • 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. 

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • BrightGreen has produced and distributed over 100 tonnes of briquettes to more than 300 households, saving over 800 tonnes of trees in Kenyan forests. 

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  • Liter of Light Mexico uses used plastic soda bottle to create sustainable light sources for Mexican homes, businesses and streets.


Got any ideas on how to make our future Summits even more sustainable? Please send your suggestions to [email protected]