The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the global authority on assessing climate change science. The IPCC shows there is consensus in the scientific world on the causes and impacts of climate change and we have clear pathways to limit global warming to 1.5 °C.
Unfortunately, many of our governments are not on these pathways.
But recent research shows behaviour and lifestyle changes can help achieve climate goals and individual action complements transformative climate policy.
The next IPCC report is due to be released in early 2022 but the report was recently leaked to the media. The overall sentiment is that the impacts of climate change are accelerating and we need urgent action across all areas.
We need transformational change operating on processes and behaviours at all levels: individual, communities, business, institutions and governments.IPCC, 2021
The purpose of Sustainability Cubed is for us is to work together as individuals and households to change our behaviour to reduce emissions while pushing our governments and all sectors to take action.
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As a community we can discuss the latest climate and sustainability science and how we can apply this to our daily lives and encourage others to do the same.
You can help by reading and sharing our sustainability blog and preferably by joining our community newsletter. The newsletter is always open for comments and discussion and it’s free to join.
You’re welcome to stop by and have a look at previous discussions before subscribing. Our discord forum will soon be live but for now, the newsletter is the best place to find our community.
While it’s important to limit our consumption, we do of course need to purchase essentials and occasional treats. When doing so, we recommend making thoughtful purchases from local stores where possible.
To assist with this we have created ‘The Hub‘ where we list ethical stores and markets. These might be zero waste stores, vintage clothing outlets, farmers’ markets, bulk food stores and small businesses you might wish to support.
You can often purchase from these stores online but if they have a local store near you then you can limit your emissions by walking, cycling or taking public transport to do your shopping.
The Hub is a new section of Sustainability Cubed and we welcome ideas for businesses or products to add here.
With the pandemic far from over, events are still limited in many parts of the world but as things open up, we’ll be adding more events to our sustainability events calendar.
Events are great places to meet like-minded people, learn from experts and get involved in your community.
Many current events are taking place online so wherever you are in the world, you can participate in video meetings, festivals and webinars as well as recognising and supporting global initiatives. We will continue to add new events in the future.
Openness and transparency are important in all aspects of sustainability. This is especially true as we witness the growing trend of greenwashing from brands and organisations across all industries.
At Sustainability Cubed we do our best to be as transparent as possible. To that end, the ‘Behind the Scenes‘ section of our website outlines our environmental impact via a regularly updated sustainability report.
We share social and volunteering initiatives we support either financially or through personal involvement and we publish blog income reports to be transparent around the sources of our revenue, fair payments we make for services, suppliers and the people with work with as well as the donations we make.
As mentioned on my About page, I have an affiliate relationship with some (not all) of the companies and products I recommend. This means if you make a purchase via my affiliate links, I receive a small commission from the retailer at no extra cost to you. Affiliate links are always marked with a * after the link.