This article is adapted from an article originally published by ICLEI Europe.
Saving the climate is not just an issue for politics and business. Only if we all change our habits and behaviour sustainably will we have a future worth living. This is the idea behind the new, interactive Climate Campaigners app, part of an initiative put forward by ICLEI Europe, together with 13 cities and a network of global partners (including ECOLISE).
Living more sustainably is a genuine challenge for many. But it pays off for everyone, as a simple calculation readily reveals. For example, if an individual leaves their car at home and consistently cycles 10 kilometres to the office, they will save one tonne of CO2. That may not sound like much at first, given the 8.26 billion tonnes of CO2 that road traffic emits into the air worldwide. However if many people switch to cycling – local communities, European residents, and citizens worldwide – the savings will be compounded.
Residents from cities across the globe are supported by the innovative functions of the mobile climate app, enabling them to track and analyse their own savings in real time and in detail. Users can network, share experiences, and even cheer each other on. With the Climate Campaigners app, everyone can do something for the environment together in a playful and sustainable way – and help cities reach their climate goals faster.
By joining the Climate Campaigners app, residents around the globe can take part in a large climate community that will set things in motion. Learn more about the Climate Campaigners initiative here and follow their community on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.