When the media is full of news about climate change, single-use plastic waste, deforestation, palm oil and much more, it can all get rather overwhelming. How can you help? Where do you start?
As a group of friends working in sustainability, we felt that the majority of our friends and family wanted to play their part, and improve their understanding, but didn’t know where to begin. So, we started the Sustainable Circle to share our ideas and opinions, and to build community of sustainability changemakers.
Our mission is to help people play their part in tackling climate change and other sustainability crises, like ocean plastic, biodiversity loss and food waste. It can be hard to know what you should do first and which changes will have the most significant impact. We help you understand the priorities.
We also think it’s really important to arm people with the facts about hot topics. We aim to provide the information you need to spread the word to your own network and, crucially, back up your message with the facts.
Sadly, there’s a lot of misinformation out there. Through our website and other channels, we signpost reliable sources of information on everything from energy and water efficiency to the best way to calculate your own greenhouse gas footprint.
In an age of information overload, we also pick out the content we think is worth knowing about. This could be the latest documentaries, innovations or newsworthy stories.
Above all, we try to share ideas that don’t cost the Earth: they’re good for the environment and your bank balance. We believe that we can all catalyse systemic change by changing our behaviour – one purchase at a time. If we keep buying or using unsustainable products or services – companies will continue to provide them.
We want to give people the tools they need to be sustainability changemakers.