You can have an impact
As a community we can and will make an impact. You can vote for the things you want, you can offset what you cannot prevent and you can educate those who are ready for it. Carbon Pirates do not try to live the Extreme lifestyle, we try to show a more sustainable lifestyle that is achievable for everyone. Don’t frown upon somebody that eats meat, uses the car or goes on a tropical holiday. Try to talk to them so they will make small changes that will have a large impact over time.
Convert people into Pirates
Knowledge is the basis of change; and as Carbon Pirates we try to inform those around us. This does not mean trying to force people to change their habits; instead we are trying to stimulate and educate them into making more sustainable choices. Every person is at a different stage, and the education should be tailored for that. Don’t become angry if that meat-lover does not want to become vegetarian overnight, try to make him realize his impact and that just a little less meat will already help. Reductionisme over Extremism.
How do you become a Carbon Pirate?
Easy! All you have to do is acknowledge yourself as a Carbon Pirate! Make a sign which says “I’m a Carbon Pirate”, take a selfie and post it on any kind of social media with the hashtag ‘ImACarbonPirate’. Now you have joined the community of Carbon Pirates!
Pirate note: Make the note on a reusable item or an item that will be discarded anyway.