Do you know this feeling when your mind, soul and body are in tune? When you feel complete? Content? To me - Johannes - the founder of CarbonBuddy, this happens when I am outside. When I finally make it to the top of a mountain and enjoy the incredible view or after I come to rest after day's hike on a remote beach and listen to sea. Then, all the noise disappears and happiness sets in. Ideally, there is someone important next to me to share this moment.
That's how I came to realize what matters most to me. People and nature. I believe, those are the reasons why I started CarbonBuddy.
Both of these are in danger. People and nature. I have worked in conservation and research but realized I can only find peace if I start working on what matter's most to me. So I have decided to make things colder again. What do I mean by that? The ice is melting because we turned on the heat and we need to turn this around. We need to understand that the melting has started and it will not stop. It is happening right now, as you read. Everywhere. In Alaska. In the Arctic. In the Antarctic. In the Alps. In the Himalayas. It is happening and it will not stop. Not until it will get cold again. Decades and millions of bad decisions brought us here and now it's time to change things. Finally, everything we need is available to us and we simply need to implement these solutions. It is in our hands. You and me.
Now, you might ask yourself how? How in the world can I transform my live or organization and become the #solutiontoclimatechange when I am busy bringing my kids to school, go to work 8 hours a day, cook, manage the household, and try to save up for the next much needed 3 day vacation? I simply do not have the capacity to do that. I would say you will be surprised. I am one of you. With all the same reasons you just read but I decided this is not going to stop me. Not only that, I decided to support you in finding meaning and purpose. In becoming an active part of the solution. How?
It is called CarbonBuddy - Your friend to tackle climate change. And you are about to download it. All you need is your phone or tablet (you are likely already on it right now). This easy-to-use app contains everything so you can become an active part in the greatest transformation on human history. The reinvention of our societies and economies that will provide a prosperous future and stable climate.
Install the CarbonBuddy app and spend your time taking action rather than worrying.
Find convenient, easy-to-use online emission calculation and offset tools that help you understand your role. Mitigate your emissions with your favorite project (you can even suggest projects yourself!) and enter your information to join the #ClimateBuddyMap and become an inspiring example of the new green, sustainable, circular economy/society. Explore the map and find other ClimateBuddies, emission neutral businesses in your area or at your vacation destination to make better choices.
Receive your offset certificate and share your climate action on social media to spread the word and inspire others to follow the positive example you set.
Together we can create a sustainable future with a circular economy powered by renewable energy that is better for the people, the environment and reduces inequality.
Thank you. Merci. Danke. Gracias. Grazie.