There’s a new website in the UK called www.pledgebank.com.
It aims to encourage people to take action by allowing them to make pledges, for example,
“I will use public transport to get to work for a month, but only if 50 other people do too”.
By signing the pledge, you’re not only doing something worthwhile yourself, but making it more likely that others will stick to it too. By pledging meaningful things people can relate to, it makes it more likely for people to respond.
I’m adding a pledge to make my flight home this summer carbon neutral. I will go to www.futureforests.com and use their carbon calculator pay 30 GBPounds to plant the trees to offset the 2.16 tonnes of CO2 (their calculation) generated by my flight. For this you get smug peace of mind, a certificate and a carbon neutral baggage tag.
But only if 40 other Taiwan ex-pats do too.
If you’re leaving, or visiting home this summer pay the true cost of your flight and together we can make a difference.