1. Take our Pledge
  2. Complete our Personal Steps Checklist
    1. Individual Baby Steps – .PNG (Picture) or .PDF (Text)
    2. Individual Big Steps – .PNG (Picture) or .PDF (Text)
  3. Complete our Organisation Steps Checklist
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  4. See our Resources page for ideas and information
  5. Join our Community
  • Individual Baby Steps

    • Review your superannuation
      • look at who owns and profits from your current fund
      • discuss sustainable funds with your financial adviser
      • investigate who owns and profits from your proposed fund
      • move it to a sustainable fund
    • Review your sources of news
      • Are the papers you buy owned by media moguls?
      • Is the news you trust genuine news, or opinion?
      • Do your news sources provide a balanced range of news, or just one side/limited scope?
      • stop paying for “opinion pieces” that only represent one side of an argument
      • consider subscribing to independent news sources such as “The Guardian”
    • Investigate where you spend your money
      • Who profits from this?
      • Are those profits used to mislead or deceive?
      • Do those profits work against my core values?
      • Are the profits (or even revenue) siphoned out of the country through low taxing jurisdictions?
      • consider alternatives
    • Choose sustainable product alternatives
      • biodegradable/plant based plastic ziplock and other plastic bags
      • biodiesel, ethanol or other fuels produced from renewable sources
      • try to substitute a few meat based meals with some vegetable based meals each week
      • plant a vegetable garden / get some backyard chickens / run a compost bin
    • Review your electricity bill & usage
      • Are you on a “green” energy plan? If not, find out what it would cost to switch and do so, if you can afford it
      • How many Kilowatt Hours per day are you using?
      • Is it more or less than the average?
      • Come up with a family game to try to reduce the amount used. Turn heaters down 1-2 degrees, air conditioners up 1-2 degrees
      • Could you do a weekly “power free day” where you turn everything but the fridge off?
      • What company do you buy your power from? Is it owned by a company in your country? Is it a good corporate citizen, or does it engage in transfer pricing to eliminate/avoid tax payable in your country
    • Transport
      • walk to the local shops/school/etc.
      • ride a bike
      • purchase an electric bike or other micromobility device, instead of a new car
      • hire a vehicle for long distance trips, instead of using a large car/4WD for daily commutes
    • Review your bank
    • Subscribe to a Carbon Offset service
    • Keep up to date
      • check out our website – www.fridayclimatework.org for tips and company research
      • subscribe to our Facebook/Instagram/Twitter pages for updates and community chats
  • Individual Big Steps

    • Stop buying new Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) Vehicles
      • consider electric/hydrogen/hybrid if absolutely essential
      • if cost is an issue, look for a good 2nd hand car – we need to force manufacturers to move away from ICE – if people keep buying, they’ll keep selling
    • Stop buying new iPhones
      • Apple pays almost no tax in Australia – The cost of a new iPhone can be 7+ times the cost of an alternative that essentially does the same thing. – Buy the cheaper option and put the difference into an investment fund that invests in sustainable energy/ solutions
    • Get Solar Power
      • if you are a home owner, put solar panels on your roof & consider battery storage
      • if you are a renter, * ask your landlord to put solar panels on the roof – pay them an electricity bill, instead of the electricity company
      • * see if you can invest in a community power generation project
      • * invest in a company that builds/operates sustainable energy generation systems
    • Make your home more energy efficient
      • ensure it is insulated properly
      • get double glazing
      • consider adding external blinds/other forms of shading in hot climates
    • Refuse to buy houses that are bad for the environment or humanity
    • Move to a small town, where you can have a big impact

 

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