I met with some climate activists and listened to a discussion between them and others in the open forum. It was eye-opening and encouraging to me that they were also just normal folk like me who had realised what is happening and want to do something.
There were members of Extinction Rebellion, Christian Climate Action and the Climate Network.
As a student, I was worried that in order to buy ethically I would need to spend more money.
A Uni student there said, “I’m vegan and my friends say they wouldn’t be able to do it because it’s expensive but I used to spend £60 a week on food and now spend only £45. I go to the farmers market and buy pulses and put them in jars. It’s saved me money.”
What you can do:
That said, individual lifestyle change, although important, is not enough to stop the climate emergency. Large corporations must change, and we can influence them by using our money to show them what matters. Governments and their policy must also change. Let's use our votes - or for those who can't vote yet, let's protest.