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Herefordshire Zero Carbon and Nature Rich

The county-wide action plan and how you can make a difference

Make a small change

The climate emergency can feel overwhelming. Climate anxiety is now a real issue that many people are dealing with. You may feel like any lifestyle changes you make won't help climate change, but remember that small changes can make a big difference if done by enough people.

Taking individual actions is known to help with climate anxiety as it channels your energy into doing something meaningful. Small changes can lead to bigger ones, and they often inspire others!

However, everyone's circumstances are different, and while some changes suit one person, they may not work for others. This section suggests ways you can help, along with some tools and advice so you can decide what small changes work best for you.

Some other ideas can be found in the BBC article 39 Ways to Save the Planet.

Chris Frith and Finn planting a conifer

Chris - planting trees and rewilding


Energy saving lightbulb

Tips for reducing energy use at home


Toni - What you can do

Toni - make some lifestyle changes


Lucy, Climate Challenge Team member - profile picture

Lucy - supporting the Zero Waste Stall