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 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, I recommend making thoughtful purchases from local stores where possible.
To assist with this I have created ‘The Hub‘ where I 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 I welcome ideas for businesses or products to add here.
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 I do my best to be as transparent as possible. To that end, I regularly update this sustainability report detailing the environmental impact of this website.
I share social and volunteering initiatives I support either financially or through personal involvement.
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.