On an almost daily basis we can read articles and news that gives us a rather bleak picture of our planets health. On the UN webiste you can read the following facts:
  • It is still possible to keep global warming below 2°C, but the technical feasibility of bridging the 1.5°C gap is dwindling.
  • Global CO2 emissions increased in 2017, after a three-year period of stabilization.
  • If the emissions gap is not closed by 2030, it is extremely unlikely that the 2°C temperature goal can still be reached.
  • Greenland's ice melt is accelerating, with the volume of meltwater reaching unprecedented levels.

To come to terms with the large environmental issues that now almost overturn our environment and climate, everybody needs to take responsibility for their own actions. At Hermes Group we try to implement these simple steps that can be applied both at home and at the office, which actually makes a difference, such as:
  • Recycle, re-use, buy second hand or buy sustainably-produced food and goods.
  • Decrease your energy consumption by turning off lights, switch to LED light bulbs, air dry clothes and turn down the heat in your home.
  • Try to travel more sustainably, by walking or cycling to work, switching to public transport and reducing airline travel.
  • If you can, switch to an electricity tariff supplied by renewable energy sources.
  • Livestock produce a lot of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, so cut down on the amount of meat you eat in favor of more plant-based diets. Decrease sea food.
  • Buy locally-sourced, seasonal foods rather than food imported from overseas
  • Save water, always!
  • Buy products marked with FSC, RSPO, Fair Trade and Rain Forest Alliance certified
  • Donate what you don’t use
  • No plastic policy

Get inspired at www.goldenstandard.org, one of WFF's initiatives, where you can find even more smart personal choices that will save our planet and environment!