World leaders are congregating in Glasgow for COP26. The world is at a pivotal second in historical past and difficult choices have to be made. However there are superb options on the market and we nonetheless have a possibility to grab. The Like to Trip group, each at work and at dwelling, have been innovating and doing their bit to make change occur and allow others to affix in.
As we noticed final month, driving a motorcycle as an alternative of taking the automotive can have a dramatic impression on our carbon emissions. In reality when you think about the total lifecycle emissions (manufacturing, fueling, disposal) of a mode of transportation – emissions from biking could be greater than 30 instances decrease for every journey than driving a fossil gas automotive, and about ten instances decrease than driving an electrical one. You’ll be able to learn the entire article and entry the reviews we referenced right here.
The COP26 problem
Figuring out the potential we’ve to chop carbon emissions, and with the planet seeking to Glasgow, we’ve created a particular badge for COP26. We’re difficult everybody on Like to Trip, globally, to participate. The concept was born from a gathering with Glasgow Metropolis Council who’ve been implementing Like to Trip within the Larger Glasgow space since September. Mixed with their current dedication to create an extra 160 miles of biking infrastructure to be constructed within the metropolis, we’re anticipating to have a huge impact.
The duty is easy, to trip 26 miles for transportation throughout COP26. Each rider who achieves that purpose throughout COP26 (1-12 November) will unlock the particular badge for taking motion and having a direct impression.
Drive Much less, Bike Extra
Within the USA we’ve teamed up with The League of American Bicyclists to ask America to bike 1 million miles for transportation functions. The Drive Much less, Bike Extra marketing campaign has been working since August this yr they usually have surpassed the unique goal. 1 million miles of automotive journeys switched to bicycle journeys has saved 181,090lbs (or 291,430kgs) of C02. That’s the identical as quantity of carbon that 357 acres of U.S. forest will sequester in a single yr.
In reality it’s been so profitable we’ve added a stretch goal – to see if we are able to bike an extra 500,000 miles for transportation functions. Keep watch over Like to Trip USA and watch the Modeshift O’Meter because it fills!
Nearer to dwelling
The Like to Trip group has additionally been taking the initiative within the lead-up to COP26.
Our Product Proprietor Christian determined to indicate his help and trip his bike to Glasgow. From London, that’s a 500 mile journey (for transportation functions)! He took every week away from the Like to Trip workplace to embrace the British climate, and in autumn that meant sunshine, rain, hail wind, and extra. Christian hasn’t requested for donations to a trigger, as an alternative he invited everybody to go to his #RideTheChange web page and make a pledge – a dedication to attempt a easy motion in your on a regular basis life for the subsequent two months.
From consuming much less meat, to rejecting quick trend the group has made their pledges and they’re assorted, you possibly can add yours as effectively.
Advertising Manger Claire had her personal two-wheeled journey, supporting a 16-year-old local weather activist, Jessie Stevens, who rode nearly 600 miles from the South coast of Devon to Glasgow. Jessie bought in contact with The Journey Syndicate (based by record-holding around the world bike owner, Jenny Graham, and Lively Nation Commissioner for Scotland and former worldwide mountain bike racer, Lee Craigie) to get recommendation on the right way to trip such a distance.
As a substitute, they’re supporting her with a route, movie and a cargo bike relay to hold all the pieces she wants along with her as she travels up the nation. Claire bought concerned as a cargo bike rider on one of many days and has been contributing her time on PR and social media for the motion!
Jessie might be attending each the inexperienced and blue zones at COP26 to cowl the occasion, as a journalist, and to make sure underrepresented voices are heard, as a local weather activist. You’ll be able to observe Jessie’s journey right here.