Climate Change came on my radar about 15 years ago. I was quite young and had difficulties seeing the bigger picture. Most of my efforts went into switching every light off I ran in to; mostly annoying the people around me.
It took me a long time to realize that people need to understand the why before they start taking action themselves. Instead of trying to ‘fix’ things on your own, you will have a much bigger impact by spreading your believes and explaining people about the issues that are so pressing. The movie ‘An inconvenient Truth’ gave me my first tool to spread my message. Showing the movie to people I felt that I was able to show them what I had been deeply worried about for a while now, but it was hard for me to see that their behavior barely changed.
A thing we all have learned in the last year is the importance of talking to people and see what is on their mind. Only by understanding them you might get some insight why they are (not) changing their behaviour. Over the many talks and discussion I have had, I noticed most people seem to be aware of the issue, but do not know how to act on it.
With Carbon Pirates we are trying to make this acting as easy as possible, by clear steps and actions you can take. By trying to show that every action you take has an action on the planet; and that in the end, we should all be responsible for our own actions.
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