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Want to help stop the global warming? Want a better life, clean air and a better health? You can get all at the same time!

Twelve easy-to-understand actions how you can do your part in stopping the global warming and getting a better life. Not all are simple, but they are doable. They are the most critical actions and they will lead to a stable climate. The required technology is here today. So don’t wait – just start doing it! And share with your friends what you’re doing!

  • Make sure the heating/cooling of your house is fossil free (why? how?)
  • Avoid fossil driven cars (why? how?)
  • Fly less (why? how?)
  • Eat organic food (why? how?)
  • Eat less meat (why? how?)
  • Buy locally produced (why? how?)
  • Be happy without excessive consumption (why? how?)
  • Buy quality that lasts longer, buy second-hand, repair when broken (why? how?)
  • Buy from companies that do take environmental responsibilities (why? how?)
  • Change to fossil free investments and savings (why? how?)
  • Engage in the environmental movements (why? how?)
  • Tell your political leaders you want clean energy and a clean environment (why? how?)


When all of us are moving in the same direction, the climate and the future of our kids will be saved in a surprisingly short time. Therefore separate but aligned action lists for citizens, policy makers, enterprise leaders and city mayors can be found under the menu above to make it clear how we do this together. The transition does not need to be something bad, but can in many ways be a change to the better for each of us.

Start working on the check list, bookmark it, make it yours, find out more, and share with others. We are all in this together. By taking action you get hope and avoid to fall into passivity or denial. We can’t wait anymore if we want to save our planet to our children. You find some more background and links for further reading here.

“It always seems impossible until it is done.”
                                    -Nelson Mandela

It's about the future of our children and their childrenIt’s about my future heart

“Earth is not a gift from our forefathers,
but a legacy to our children.”
                                    -Ancient Indian proverb

Why?

  • Heating and cooling are usually fossil fuel based, either directly by burning fossil fuel or indirectly by using electricity that is generated by fossil fueled power plants. Therefore heating and cooling are major sources of green house gases making our planet warmer and the weather more extreme.

How?

  • If your heating system is based on oil or natural gas, switch to an electricity based heating system, e.g. a heat pump system.
  • Ask your electricity company for a plan based on wind-power or solar power. If they can’t offer it, try to change your supplier.
  • Do you live in an apartment? Ask your landlord for clean electricity.
  • Install your own solar panel – produce your own clean electricity.
  • Join a group investing in wind power, or build your own wind mill.
  • Check that your house conforms to modern standards of insulation hence requires less energy for heating and cooling (easier to meet the energy demand by fossil free renewable energy).
  • For heating, invest in a modern efficient heating system that produces several times more heat than the used electricity.
  • Move to a smaller house or an eco-village having a smaller energy footprint and being more environmentally friendly

Why?

  • Fossil driven cars are a major source of the green house gases that disrupts our climate.

How?

  • For local transports – use a bike (no environmental impacts and you become healthier)
  • Buy an electric car. Today most manufacturers offer all electric cars (“EVs”) ranging from Tesla model S & X top of the line, to Nissan Leaf one of the most sold, Kia E-niro, VW e-Golf, BMW i3, Audi E-tron, Renault ZOE, and BYD. Many more are coming soon.
  • Keep an eye on electrical cars powered by hydrogen fuel cells. These will have longer ranges at 400-500 miles / 650-800 kilometers. Toyota Mirai, Hyundai Nexo and Honda Clarity are now for sale in some countries.
  • Sell or scrap your fossil fueled car and join a carpool instead. Use the electrical cars the pool can offer, or ask them to provide such alternatives.
  • Use public transportation in the city and trains for intercity transports.
  • Communicate over Internet instead going there in person
  • Try to work from home when possible

Why?

  • Aviation today uses almost exclusively fossil fuels. Lots of fossil fuels!

How?

  • Fly more seldom, stay away longer time.
  • Consider other options such as bus, train or even car before you buy your next airline ticket.
  • Look for airline companies using biofuels to your destination. Biofuels do not contribute to global warming.
  • Contact your airline company and ask about their plans for biofueled flights. They may provide it in the future
  • Stay at home. Try a vacation closer to home.
  • Keep in touch with your near and dear by Internet and social media instead. Your might not need to fly that often and you save money.

Why?

  • Besides that organic food is good for your health, it is good for the climate. Organic foods are foods that are produced using methods of organic farming – with limited modern synthetic inputs such as synthetic pesticides and chemical fertilizers. Chemical fertilizers and synthetic pesticides are made using high quantities of fossil fuels, thereby affecting the climate. Organic foods don’t have these problems.
  • In addition organic farming are often using and developing local varieties of seeds. And in case of extreme weather conditions that are becoming more and more common, it is more likely that some local varieties will survive the bad weather. If all farmers are using the same type of seed, there is a risk that the entire harvest will be lost in the whole country or the area hit by the bad weather.
  • Organic farming is a bit more labor intensive than traditional farming, so it creates new jobs. It also contributes to a better local economy where you live.

How?

  • Chose organic alternatives at the grocery store
  • Ask for organic food alternatives at the restaurant
  • Tell your family and friends why you eat organic food
  • Buy at local farmers´ markets
  • Grow your own organic food
  • Return your compost to a farmer

Why?

  • It takes eleven times as much fossil fuel to raise a pound of animal protein as a pound of plant protein.
  • Less land are required to feed the population if we eat less meat. That frees up land for growing bio fuels for specific use where fossil fuels can’t easily be replaced by electrical energy e.g. special vehicles, specific industry usage, aviation, etc.
  • In addition, since animal feed is often based on soybeans, more of the remaining rain forests – the earth’s lungs – can stay unexploited by the soybean animal feed industry. The forests are in many ways important for preserving a good climate on earth. They are also a nursery for new plant species that can be better resistant to our already warmer climate in case our traditional crops fails.

How?

  • Take one or a few meat free days a week
  • Eat less beaf and more chicken (chickens has less impact than cows)
  • Try some recipes where meat is used as a flavor rather than as a main ingredient
  • When you are on diet you eat less meat and become healthier
  • Go vegetarian or vegan – you’ll eat no meat and become healthier

Why?

  • Most transports of the products we buy today are dependent on fossil fuel driven vehicles. In a fossil free world we cannot expect energy to be so abundant that most products can be transported globally before they reach us. Some products would still need to be, for example very specialized electronics, but the major part of the products we need are better produced locally to minimize the total transportation need and facilitate a fossil free transportation.
  • Buying locally produced will also create more local jobs.
  • Another reason that is perhaps not so obvious but still important is that local production gives better resilience to crises that may be triggered by various climate problems around the globe. A higher degree of local provisioning makes us less dependent on what happens in other parts of the world.

How?

  • Buy food at local farmers´ markets
  • Make locally produced your first hand choice for everything you buy as far as possible, whether it is produced in your town, region, state, nation or continent.
  • Ask your dealers for locally produced, for them to offer more of these products

Why?

  • Producing and transporting most things and the materials they are made of requires energy. Today most often this is fossil based energy. By reducing your consumption of things, less fossil fuel will be burnt and the impact on the climate and the planet smaller.

How?

  • Seek new values in life beyond consuming things.
  • Spend more of your money on culture e.g. concerts, musicals, movies, music, arts, performances of all kind, etc (creates new jobs. Non-material products requires little or no energy/fossil fuels)
  • Buy quality that lasts longer and repair instead of buying new. Owning and caring for things of good quality often brings a special satisfaction (reduces consumption)
  • Value good craftsmanship
  • Practice sports and outdoor activities. There are many that can be practiced fossil free.
  • Spend more of your money and time on dinners with family and friends
  • Try the ”slow” movement, e.g. slow food, slow travel. Slow down life’s pace and enjoy it more
  • Seek a richer inner life. Practice yoga, meditation, religion, etc.
  • Many good things in life are both free and fossil free – take a walk, give someone you meet a smile, enjoy life 🙂

Why?

  • Each product you buy may have a significant embodied content of fossil fuels. Manufacturing, producing the materials it is made of, and transporting of both the materials and the product itself adds to the embodied fossil fuel content of the product.
  • When you buy quality products that last longer, less fossil fuel will be required and the climate impact minimized. Quality products are of course typically more expensive, but if they last twice as long the real price of the quality product would only be half its price when compared.
  • Repair when broken – you save money and you save the planet. Repairs also create new local jobs.
  • Buying used products, second-hand or “vintage”, is also an important way of extending the life of products and by that reducing the amount of fossil fuels released into the atmosphere and saving the climate.

How?

  • Buy quality products that you by experience know will last longer.
  • Study consumer tests and Internet forums to try to find the best quality longest life product .
  • Publish information about your own experiences of product quality and life time on Internet to help others and contribute to stop global warming.
  • Ask for service and repair before you buy a product.
  • Visit second hand markets – it is fun, you can make bargains, and you save our planet
  • Give things you don’t need any more to family or friends or to local second hand markets. You do a good deed and you save both the climate and the resources of our precious planet

Why?

  • To to solve the climate crisis, both companies and individuals need to choose a climate-friendly path into the future. Environmental considerations sometimes has low priority in companies. Therefore you as a customer must find and buy from companies that do take their responsibility for the climate. That is, from companies that have eliminated or minimized the fossil fuel content embodied in their products. Customer pressure guarantees this to be a high priority within the companies.

How?

  • Check that companies where you buy your products meet your expectations for environment and climate responsibility. Email or call them and ask how fossil free there products are. Google and see what others say about the company.
  • Post your own experiences on Internet forums
  • Check if the companies have a certification of the fossil free level they have reached

Why?

  • If it is wrong to wreck the climate, then it is wrong to profit from that wreckage.
  • Invest your money and savings in companies that do take responsibility for a sustainable future for us and coming generations here on planet Earth. Don’t invest in companies that make business from fossil fuels (i.e. coal, oil, gasoline, diesel, kerosene, natural gas, tar sands etc). It is mainly the releasing of the fossils to the atmosphere that disrupts our climate. We need 100% clean energy to avoid that.

How?

  • Check with your bank or investment company that you have put your money in the right companies. Move the money if necessary.
  • Contact fossil fuel companies and ask them to shift more of their investments to the renewable energy sector (e.g. wind, solar and geothermal energy).
  • Make it a habit to always ask for “100% clean energy”.

Why?

  • By engaging in the environmental movements you learn more about the underlying issues, understand the current situation better and what can be done, and get more motivated for taking action. Do it for your (future) kids, your grandkids and future generations. They also deserve and have a right to a happy life here on planet Earth.

How?

  • Share this site and its twelve actions to stop global warming with your friends
  • Discuss with others about the best way to make the necessary changes happen
  • Join local organizations
  • Be active on Internet – raise your voice to leaders by e-mail, sign internet petitions, donate to organizations and people who are active in this cause
  • Support international organizations engaged in the climate and environmental issues, e.g. Greenpeace, Earth Policy Institute (EPI), Avaaz.org, 350.org, WWF, etc.
  • Read literature, magazines, scientific reports, watch TV, Internet, etc on the subject
  • Form your own opinion. In the media the debate is often confused or blurred about what the root cause for global warming is. Therefore you must form own opinion, listen to your heart, do what you think is right. Not only for us, but also for future generations to live here on Earth. Do it now so we don’t run short on time!

Why?

  • We know that we can’t continue with business as usual. If we do, our civilization will soon reach a game over. Therefore make sure you tell your political leaders you want clean energy and a clean environment. Ask them to speed up the shift to a sustainable society.
  • Political leaders can with strong support from voters introduce subsidies, taxes and regulations that will speed up necessary changes. They can shift governmental investments to green technology, renewable energy production and a fossil free transport sector. Making this shift is an opportunity, not a threat. The shift will make the economy thrive. The threat is to continue with business as usual.

How?

  • Put your vote on the political leader that not just talk, but that will make the important changes happen.
  • Tell your truth to the political leaders. They need feedback on the direction they take. They need empowerment that this is what people want. E-mail them, call them, twitter them, send letters to them.

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