GoClimate’s first customer survey was conducted in March 2019 and answered by more than 500 people who use the service on a regular basis. With so many positive responses, we feel super happy to have been able to create a service that enables both individuals and companies to climate offset their carbon footprint and contribute to stopping climate change together.
What’s your attitude towards your individual carbon footprint?
Almost 90% of the English survey’s respondents who climate offset through GoClimate are actively trying to lower their carbon footprints. A bit over 5% of the respondents do not actively try to reduce their carbon footprints and around 4% wants to reduce but do not know how – this is something we are working on to get better at!
How did you find out about GoClimate?
Nearly 30% of the respondents that carbon offset through GoClimate have come in contact with us through recommendations. To reach even more people and better save the climate, we truly hope that you will continue to discuss and share all possible climate actions with your friends and familiy!
Find more results from the English survey here and the Swedish survey here!
The first of May is a day of importance every year, by celebrating labourers and the working class. But on the first of May 2019 this day made history with a massive step forward in the fight against Climate Change, as the UK Parliament declared Environment and Climate Emergency.
The votes were unanimous and this is hopefully just the first of many nations to take the same step in declaring a state of emergency. And while this is a thing to celebrate, we must not let our fists down and think this will change anything. We must put pressure on the politicians to make necessary changes. Words have no meaning without action.
But let’s back up a little.
What does it even mean to “declare a state of emergency” for a nation?
A government can declare a state of emergency during a disaster or warfare and gives the government power to take actions that they normally wouldn’t be authorized to.
When a nation declares emergency it also sends a clear signal to the citizens that there indeed is an emergency, and that changes most likely will be made to deal with said emergency.
Nowadays, a lot of legislations and changes takes a very long time to pass.
A state of emergency gives the government freedom to make important decisions faster.
Because no matter how bleak it sounds, we are indeed in the midst of an enormous crisis. The biggest crisis and challenge since the history of mankind. And we need to act fast. The people with the power to make big changes need to be able to act now. Because we are running out of time.
As mentioned before, without action this declaration means very little. Hopefully it will lead to more nations taking after the U.K. and vote to declare Climate and Ecological Emergency as well.
Extinction Rebellion and other environmental movements and activists need to keep fighting. Keep spreading the pressure on people in power, and gaining more support from the people.
Because even though it’s the people in power who can make the large changes, they won’t do it unless there’s enough pressure from the people.
My name is Evelina Utterdahl and I will be blogging here at Go Climate Neutral from now on.
I thought an introduction would be suitable so that you know a little bit more about who’s behind the thoughts and words to come.
Born and raised in the west of Sweden and I travel full time since 2,5 years and basically everything I do has some relation to sustainability and how to fight global warming.
I do talks at events, schools or organisations of which most of them are about sustainable travel, and how to travel without flying.
Social media is also kinda my thing, and I post on my own account @earthwanderess as well as being the coordinator of the international Instagram account for Extinction Rebellion. I also do the instagram for @vihallerosspajorden who started the campaign Flight Free 2020 where I am also part of the board.
You can also expect me to be part of taking care of our Instagram account at @goclimateneutral.
A bit of background of to how I got here. It started off with me traveling a lot and with that experience started writing travel articles for an online site.
While I was aware of airplanes being bad for the environment, I had no comprehension of just how big of an impact it had. I learned the numbers while stumbling over an article and was horrified. I felt so fooled as the whole world was acting as if flying airplanes and traveling across the world for leisure was something that we could do. As if it wasn’t as bad as it actually is.
I decided to quit flying that day.
The realisation of how little information about the severity of the situation we’re in had me needing to dig deeper and find out as much as I possibly could to lower my individual impact as well as use my rather big platform on social media to spread the knowledge I collected.
I am very excited to be able to come here on this platform on Go Climate Neutral, to reach a new audience where I can share all the thoughts and information that I pick up on a daily basis.
I hope you will learn new things and hopefully that my posts will also enable you to start conversations with friends, family and colleagues.
If you have any ideas of topics you’d like me to bring up, or if you have any feedback for my posts please feel free to send me a message at:
Here are our best summer beach reads if you want to change the world or at least understand it a bit better! What is your best tip?
Henrik ⇒ Factfulness – Hans Rosling. 2018. “…Factfulness is a new thinking habit that will change the way you see the world and empower you to respond to challenges and opportunities of the future.” ⇒ No one is too small to make a difference – Greta Thunberg. 2019. “Everything needs to change. And it has to start today.”
Kalle ⇒ Drawdown, the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming – Paul Hawken. 2017. New York Times bestseller. This book describes the 100 solutions that makes the biggest difference for climate change.
Cissi ⇒ The history of bees – Maja Lunde. 2015. A novel that deals with the high-level topic of species extinction in a captivating and easy-to-read format.