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Lifestyle Actions

Lifestyle Actions




The use of fossil fuels that continue to push people deeper into poverty by contributing to climate change. 


Some of the biggest sources of so-called ‘dirty energy’ are linked to how we travel. We know that decision-makers respond to our voices when we sign petitions. And we know that they pay even closer attention to our actions. We invite you to take action in your own life to shift the balance away from polluting fossil fuels and encourage decision-makers to do the same.


Even small acts, taken together, help create a groundswell of support for change. Put your faith into action by pledging to make a change this year.



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Top Four Suggestions for Lifestyle Changes


CUT OUT ONE CAR JOURNEY A WEEK

Pick one trip that you’d usually drive, and walk, cycle or get public transport instead… unless your car’s electric already!

CAR - SHARE ONCE A WEEK

Pick a regular journey that you’d usually drive – eg to work, school or church – and coordinate lifts with another driver.

CUT FLIGHTS TO EUROPE

Why not take the train or ferry instead of flying? It’s easy, scenic and less polluting.

tAKE ONE LESS FLIGHT PER YEAR

If you’re a regular flyer, maybe you could cut out one flight a year.

Switch to a clean energy provider with the Big Clean Switch

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Ready for more ways to take action?


Think about where else you could reduce your impact, around your home and in your lifestyle. It doesn't need to be complicated. Here are some simple ideas to get you started:



In your home:

Swap your light bulbs for LED ones

Use a reusable water bottle and coffee cup for when you’re out and about


In your diet:

Reduce your food waste and get creative in the kitchen with leftovers

Reduce how much meat you eat: try Meat-Free Monday or going vegan one day a week


With your money:

Switch to a bank that doesn’t invest in fossil fuels, for more info look at websites, such as Which? or Ethical Consumer.

Move your pension to an ethical fund, which doesn’t make any fossil fuel investments.

If you'd like to make a pledge on one or more of these other actions, you could tell us about it by emailing campaigns@tearfund.org