52 of the most effective climate actions that can be taken by individuals and communities in the Global North have been chosen. It’s 52 actions because it’s one for each week of the year. We’ve chosen actions we think are powerful, realistic, up-beat and fun. Inevitably some things have been missed out.
The actions fall into three categories: those to reduce your carbon footprint (mitigation); those to help you cope with the effects of climate change (adaptation); and those that aim to change your mindset (thinking differently). The 52 actions are divided into 16 themes such as ‘Love Trees’, ‘Travel Wisely’ and ‘Respect Food’. Each theme contains 8 actions. Most actions are included in two or three themes.
After the first 4 introductory actions (Actions 1-4), the remaining 48 actions are arranged in a more or less random order. They are NOT listed in order of priority or impact. The ‘best’ actions differ from person to person according to context