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A climate safe world by Carlo Steensma

“We take 100% responsibility and stop blaming others. We see global warming not as an inevitability but as an invitation to build, innovate, and effect change, a pathway that awakens creativity, compassion, and genius. This is not a liberal agenda, nor is it a conservative one. This is the human agenda” – Paul Hawken Our oceans are heating up at the same pace as if you were running 100 microwaves at the same time, all day and all night. But not just you, but 7.8 billion of us simultaneously. Or five atomic bomb explosion every second for the past 150 years. Those are just scientific models, showing that the past 5 years have been the warmest on record, that in Bangladesh one in seven people will be displaced and lose 11% of its land in 30 years. But these are backed up with actual events, extreme fires in Australia & the Amazon, floods in India and Indonesia, polar bears walking in densely populated areas in search for food, 50 billion bees wiped out in 1 winter etc. etc. Th

7 easy and simple tips for a sustainable new year

Looking back over 2019, what we can all agree upon, is that one of the global issues deserving a great deal of attention and change is our home, our planet. At World Merit, we believe that small every-day actions can make a huge difference in the longer period of time. We say, instead of a few people making tremendous life changes, let's all contribute in one way or another to feel better and have a positive impact on our very surroundings! So, if you are looking for easy and doable tips to live a more sustainable lifestyle for the new year, here you go: Take Out Your Bike  It is no secret that most vehicles we use every day (public transport, cars, motorbikes, etc.) produce harmful carbon dioxide. However, not everyone can avoid using these vehicles due to weather or other conditions. What can we do? Time-to-time take out our bike or take a walk to go to school, work or the grocery store. So, next time the weather is nice and we have the chance to go somewhere with ou