What can I do as an individual?

Climate change is a global issue and can be overwhelming but we need to rally together and take positive action. 

There is still time to make a difference and lots of small actions can, together, make a big impact.  Here are some ideas:

  • Support The Wildlife Trusts' campaign for a Wilder Future
  • Talk to your MP
  • Reduce, re-use and recycle – the less you consume, the smaller your carbon footprint
  • Be water efficient – use less from the tap, capture more rainfall, and pour less down the drain
  • Avoid single-use plastics and choose re-usable alternatives
  • Go energy efficient – choose A+++ appliances, insulate your home and consider switching to a renewable energy supplier
  • Reduce the carbon footprint of your food by looking for locally grown/sourced options and eating seasonally-available foods 
  • Eat less meat and/or make sure it is locally sourced and grass-fed
  • Plant a wildlife garden, and grow some of your own food
  • Walk, cycle or take public transport instead of driving whenever you can
  • Take fewer flights – and particularly short haul flights
  • Support the work of Sussex Wildlife Trust
  • Help us create a Wilder Sussex