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Positive changes you can make for sustainable living.

Hello <<First Name>>,

As we prepare for Christmas, the stand out moment for me is never the presents or parties but the school nativity play. It combines enthusiasm, chaos and a little bit of magic when the whole hall falls silent for just one brief moment. Numerous parents discretely wipe away tears and my heart feels like it might burst.

In contrast, the latest round of international climate negotiations finished this week. Given how catastrophic a warming world is, the refusal of some countries to co-operate was disheartening.

A 15-year-old girl, Greta, stole the show by saying "You say you love your children above all else and yet, you're stealing their future in front of their very eyes." She then went on to say:

"You are never too small to make a difference... imagine what we could all do together, if we really wanted to."



So, if you plan to make a New Year’s resolution, then hopefully it will make you and our world a better place.  

Cycling to work, eating less meat, switching to a green energy supplier, or driving an electric vehicle, it is entirely possible to go green whilst also saving money and improving your lifestyle.

But the most important thing you can do is spread the word about climate action. Talk to your friends, start a group and keep going.

If you’re not sure where to start then simply asking friends what they hope to do differently for climate change next year is a way to find inspiration.

I sincerely believe 2019 will be the year that fixing global warming becomes the key focus of our society. Change is already afoot.

The Iceland advert, Rang-tan, was viewed 65 million times, the equivalent of every single person in the UK watching this engaging film about deforestation.

Please contact us if you have bright ideas for action on global warming and I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Best wishes

Angela Terry MSc MEI

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In the last few weeks, One Home has been featured across the news.

One Home founder Angela Terry had a letter to the editor featured in the Mendip Times, highlighting the urgent need for ambitious climate action following the publication of the IPPC Special Report.

Angela was interviewed on the #EthicalHour podcast, discussing what can we do about climate change?

One Home’s 5 key actions to help mitigate climate change was published on the Flood Guidance website.

Elsewhere, Angela penned a guest article for electric car startup Next Green Car, called Your low-carbon journey starts right here and exploring the top 5 actions people can take to combat climate change.

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