Follow up information from Sheri’s presentation on the environment

Hi all

On October 3rd our visiting speaker Sheri Lim spoke about the ways in which we can help to conserve this truly wonderful yet fragile planet that we live on. As promised, Sheri has sent links to a collection of useful information and these are shared below…

“Hi Saddhabaya and Nandaketu, thanks again for inviting me to share my work and these important environmental issues with everyone – hope people have taken something away that motivates them to do some small action they can.

As mentioned, below are some links that people were interested in:

– The campaign CARE International (my organisation) and countries in the developing world are backing to limit the increase in global average temperature by 1.5oC to help us have a safer world (above this will likely see much more climate disruption – harsher droughts, bigger storms and higher levels of sea rise). http://www.1o5c.org/

– Carbon footprint calculators, which people can use to identify what are the measures in their lives that can make the biggest difference in reducing their environmental impact: https://clear-offset.com/offset-my-carbon-footprint.php  or https://clear-offset.com/offset-my-carbon-footprint.php

– Some starting information for those interested in understanding how you can ‘offset’ your personal carbon footprint by things such as tree planting: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2011/sep/16/carbon-offset-projects-carbon-emissions  and  http://www.explainthatstuff.com/carbon-offsets.html

– Then some organisations that do carbon offsetting (that I am confident in the quality of their offset projects):  http://www.carbonfootprint.com/carbonoffsetprojects.html  and https://climatecare.org/50-ideas-for-shrinking-your-carbon-footprint/

– And if people are interested, the website to my organisation http://www.careinternational.org.uk/ and the specific work we do globally to help the most poor deal with the impacts of climate change: http://careclimatechange.org/

Great to see you, and all the best for the rest of the ‘looking outwards’ series and the retreat!”

Best wishes Saddhabhaya and Nandaketu

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