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Climate Crisis: Tackling Our Carbon Footprint

by Action Change (Formally GVI Trust)
Climate Crisis: Tackling Our Carbon Footprint
Climate Crisis: Tackling Our Carbon Footprint
Climate Crisis: Tackling Our Carbon Footprint
Climate Crisis: Tackling Our Carbon Footprint
Climate Crisis: Tackling Our Carbon Footprint
Climate Crisis: Tackling Our Carbon Footprint
Climate Crisis: Tackling Our Carbon Footprint
Climate Crisis: Tackling Our Carbon Footprint
Climate Crisis: Tackling Our Carbon Footprint
Climate Crisis: Tackling Our Carbon Footprint
Climate Crisis: Tackling Our Carbon Footprint
Climate Crisis: Tackling Our Carbon Footprint
Climate Crisis: Tackling Our Carbon Footprint
Climate Crisis: Tackling Our Carbon Footprint
Climate Crisis: Tackling Our Carbon Footprint
Climate Crisis: Tackling Our Carbon Footprint
Dear Friends and Family,

We are the absolute last hope for the ocean to recover and not contain more plastic than fish but we have less than 30 years left to achieve it.


Since our last report we struggled longer than we expected due to COVID-19 putting a pause on education and our movements and as such it has been a much slower start than we expected but this is a good thing as we need more time to fundraise. 


We have over 10,000 students around the world ready to engage in the ocean and become ambassadors for change. These young minds are at the ripe age to educate and open their eyes to the serious and critical issue we face. However education is not free and we need resources, equipment and the qualified teachers to help us make this a worthwhile and impactful project. We aim to bring education to live by providing in water lessons with the use of snorkels (funded by you), outreach events at schools and at youth township events in partnership with the local aquariums so we can take real sea life out on the road and engage youths at a young age. Talking about plastics, micro-plastics to youths is the best way to promote alternative packaging and ensure our future consumers have the knowledge and passion to force large corporates into tackling their plastic waste. 


Due to COVID our team couldn’t sit on the sofa doing nothing so we took this opportunity to produce high quality and accredited online courses and content for all ages from Age 3 and above and now we want to launch this internationally. 


This project is showing some amazing interest and now we only lack the funds to make it globally possible so please help us with any donations and share our project with your friends and family. 



Stay Safe and Thank You 
With Gratitude,
Carbon
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Let's Give Our Children a Clean Playground
Let's Give Our Children a Clean Playground

 

We can only change our world together! 

 

COVID-19 has dominated our news, social media and email inbox for the last couple of months. While some smaller headlines have shown fish returning to the rivers, dolphin’s playing in the ocean to the goats of Wales taking over the village, our planet needs much longer to recover.

Did you know that the concentration of carbon emissions produced by humans has doubled over the last 60 years? Yet we continue to take a business-as-usual approach, in turn killing our people, wildlife, and habitat.

As we come out of national lockdowns across the globe, we want your support and help so we can educate, research and execute a new future way of thinking in and working globally. As we all slowly return to work and learn to live life differently, we want to take this opportunity to kick start our climate crisis project.

We want to tackle renewable energy sources, plastic awareness and recycling initiatives, engaging young people across the globe with tree planting and educational workshops to engage change for 2020 and beyond.

Your donations will help kick start a movement in saving our planet, remember “we only have one planet, for us all to share” (SOS from the Kids)

I want to thank you and everyone that has show such incredible support to our project with donations so far. All these funds have been put to use on projects in Mexico, Nepal, South Africa, Fiji and Costa Rica and after seeing great success we want and can do more across the world. We underatand times are harder than usual at the moment so only if you can please help us raise the funds needed to keep this project active in 2020. 

For more information follow us on social media and watch out for our next report, alternatively we love to hear from you and you can email us on hello@actionchange.org

 

Thank You!

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Dear Supporters,

 

In the news we are all focused on COVID-19 and yes this global pandemic is far from over and causing us a huge speed bump in our daily lives but have we forgotten about other global issues? 

 

It is time for us all to stop, listen and act otherwise our children will not have a bright future. Global Warming and climate change has been a huge topic and we have an enormous amount of information at our fingertips but people today still believe it will not affect them in their lifetime and this is the wrong attitude - you are killing our people, wildlife and habitat! 

 

Over the past few years we have seen more and more young people take that stand and become activists to influence change and we all need to listen and get behind our future generation as they are right.  

 

It was great to see a unique eco-choir take to a popular TV talent show recently to plea to the audience ‘us’ to ‘take note, change the story of our future’ by acting now on climate change. As they sing “There’s only one world for us to share” it’s time for us to realise our responsibility and duty in life to protect our planet. You can watch their song here 

 

Scientists have provided us with so much information but we are all yet to act, why? We know that the concentration of carbon pollution caused by humans has nearly doubled in 60 years and simply paying a fee to plant a tree when you jump on a plane with 4 engines is not enough. 

 

We know that the situation we face today is critical and we are at a point that we can never recover from however it isn’t too late and we have one more chance but we all need to work together. It is possible for us to slow down our current pollution rates and if we achieve this allow our children, wildlife and planet not to die. 

 

It is time for us all to listen and stand beside our youths to tackle this long standing global issue. We must listen to youths like the ‘eco-choir SOS from the Kids’ and other youth activists like Greta Thunberg, aged 16 from Sweden. Greta started her protest outside Parliament in Sweden that led to the largest student protest movement strike against climate change in history in 2019. From this she took a zero-emissions sailing boat across from Sweden to New York where she joined 60,000 people on a climate action match before going to give the opening speech at the  United Nations General Assembly. Her speech that will always be remembered “This is all wrong. I shouldn’t be standing here. I should be back at school on the other side of the ocean, yet you all come to me for hope? How dare you. You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words.” 

 

Greta is just one of a huge line of youths that are calling for us to stand with them and help them have a more stable future. We are in this together, just like COVID-19 this is global. 

 

It’s time to act now… so what can you do? Firstly we all need to change our mindset, like with COVID, it can be done. Walk to the shop, don't drive, before booking any flights no matter how far in the future do you know what aircraft you will be going on? Is it a traditional 747 4 engine plane or a new eco twin engine plane? Even a twin engine your responsibility doesn’t end there, it is important you offset your footprint further and think about public transport to and from the airport. As they say every little counts… we are in this together! 

 

Please support our carbon mitigation project to help increase resources for developing communities to become carbon neutral but remember your responsibility doesn’t end here

 

Thank you,

 

With Gratitude,

 

Carbon Footprint

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Dear Supporters,

 

A happy new year to everyone!

 

It was an incredibly satisfying end to the year, working with our partners in Nepal. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, they were able to accept a $3900 from the GVI Trust to help tackle poverty through renewable energy.

 

The GVI Trust and our partners in Nepal are contributing to UNSDG #7, Affordable and Clean Energy, by upgrading technology to provide clean and more efficient energy.

 

These funds will be used to help remote communities in the Surkhet District access the benefits of solar power. This includes solar powered flood warning, energy-enabled health provision and access to solar energy. The end goal of the project is to improve livelihoods for families and the community at large through access to clean energy. Our partners have already helped over 3500 people with access to flood warning and energy enabled health care in its first year. What an achievement!

 

Our project expects to reach a further 2000 vulnerable people in two isolated communities in Surkhurt. Through this project in the coming year and we eagerly await to see the progress during 2020. We will keep you posted.

 

It is only with your continued support that we can make a long-lasting impact and we are so grateful for your generosity. The GVI Trust, its partners and all its donors, are working hard to do their part in making a sustainable and impactful difference to the lives of our global community. Thank you.

 

With Gratitude,

 

Carbon

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Dear Supporters,

 

Climate change is now affecting every country on every continent. It is disrupting national economies and affecting lives, costing people, communities and countries dearly today and even more tomorrow. Weather patterns are changing, sea levels are rising, weather events are becoming more extreme and greenhouse gas emissions are now at their highest levels in history. Without action, the world's average surface temperature is likely to surpass 3 degrees centigrade this century. The poorest and most vulnerable people are being affected the most.

 

With the holiday and giving season coming soon, flights are the main source of carbon emissions in your holiday footprint. Where possible you should try to drive or use public transport to get to your location. If you have to fly, you can compensate for this carbon insentive mode of transport through carbon offsetting. Offsetting enables you to mitigate your impact on climate change so lets all work together and make an impact!

 

Once again from us at the GVI Trust we'd like to thank you for your continued support!

 

With Love 

 

The GVI Trust

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Action Change (Formally GVI Trust)

Location: London - United Kingdom
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Project Leader:
Tyrone Bennett
London, London United Kingdom
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