Make our Move

Want to do something good for the environment? Not sure where to start? Climate change is a huge issue, so it's easy to get overwhelmed, or confused about what we can actually do to help. 

You're not alone. In fact 2 in 3 of us are concerned with the impact of climate change, yet only 1 in 5 know what action we can take to reduce our impact. Over a third of us would like clearer guidance on what would make a difference and where to start. So we've done the hard work for you.

We’ve pulled together 12 clear actions you can take that'll have a positive impact. Luckily, decisions that are good for the environment are usually good for us too. They can save us money, keep us healthy, and be a great way to connect with others. Whether you just want to try some simple sustainable swaps, or are looking to extend your actions to your workplace and community, we've got ideas to help. 

Let's make our move, together. 

How often do you jump in the car?

Did you know 50% of journeys are under 2 miles? Switching out short trips in the car for walking, cycling or public transport can have a massive impact for the environment and help keep you fit and healthy.

In the UK 55% of transport emissions come from passenger cars and as well as releasing a lot of carbon into the atmosphere it dramatically decreases the quality of the air we're breathing. This year the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that the UK has systematically exceeded air pollution limits to dangerous levels and getting in our cars less is one way to help bring these levels down.

Watch

Do you know how air pollution impacts your body? Watch this short video from the World Health Organisation which explains why air pollution is bad for our health.

WATCH

Read

If you need some inspiration to get outside read The Walker's Guide to Outdoor Clues and Signs, everything you need to know to make your morning walk a little more interesting. With chapters on wildflowers, animals, algae and rocks it can teach you the clues on when you'll need to take brolley or sunglasses out with you.

READ

Listen

Did you know that 4/5ths of people in the UK rarely, if ever, get on a bike? This episode of our podcast 'Down To Earth' explores how communities and councils are getting more people on wheels, and making it safer for everyone to cycle. 

LISTEN

Make moves together

Have you heard of the Cycle To Work Scheme? Bikes can be expensive, so speak to your employer about signing up, and it can help you get a great quality bike and all the gear you need for cheaper, as well as paying it off monthly instead of all at once.

What happened when Hubbub tried it?

We set out to encourage more people in Tower Hamlets (a London borough with one of the highest rates of air pollution) to cycle more, and we worked with Muslim women and women of colour specifically as they are less represented in cycling. We worked on figuring out the barriers to cycling, ran cycle training sessions, group rides and more, and the campaign resulted in the launch of our very first community bike library! It's a place where all local residents can access bikes, gear, cycle training, cycling events, bike maintenance and more all for free. Check out our tips for getting cycling on the road or find out more about our bike library here.

We also created the Air We Share campaign to investigate how our daily actions affect the level of pollution we're exposed to, and to explore ways we can all reduce our exposure, cut pollution and add our voices to the call for cleaner air. Find out more about the campaign here. 

DISCOVER ALL 12 #MAKEOURMOVE ACTIONS