My new super power

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The big lesson of this Carbon literacy course is that we can’t reduce what we don’t measure, neither on a personal level nor on a collective one.

The other realisation I’ve had so far is that you cannot learn about carbon footprint and NOT act upon it. It’s like ABC. Once you can recognise letters, you cannot NOT read them.

Thorough, actionable knowledge about climate solutions is an incredible power to develop. Grab it, use it, spread it.

An excellent starting point is the 2020 edition of How bad are bananas? The carbon footprint of everything by Mike Berners-Lee (available here). I also recommend visiting the Carbon literacy project website.

All the courses are currently delivered online. You can find a course here.
  • Change the way you think about tech📱with Reboxed ;
  • A new campaign linking up food waste🍞and climate change🌏;
  • A practical book about sustainable fashion👗;
  • Take part in a London river🐟 clean-up as part of London Rivers’ week.

The News📱

The Campaign

According to WRAP, fewer than a third of people in the UK are aware that food waste contributes to climate change although 81% of British people are concerned about the planet getting hotter.

Out of date has a dedicated website as well as a presence on Instagram and Twitter. There are lots of great visuals there that you can retweet and share online or use as educational material.

The Book👚

London Rivers Week Events🐟



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Amandine Alexandre

Amandine Alexandre


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