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Liz Sutton

it's not that complicated!

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I have been trying to live lightly on the Earth for most of my adult life. I'm not there yet and would love to hear from mates how they navigate the dilemmas and choices involved in trying to be green in the modern, consumerist world. I've worked for a couple of environmental organisations and picked up some knowledge about climate change causes and impacts and am happy to share what I know about cycling, growing food, composting and reducing waste.
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20.09.2016
Liz Sutton wrote
I have Pledged to Join the sharing generation.
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28.04.2016
Liz Sutton added new blog post

She is the most powerful diplomat on the climate scene. She can claim major credit for forging the historic Paris Agreement to limit global warming below 2C.Yet Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate
28.04.2016 1 likes 1 comments 1 comments
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18.04.2016
Liz Sutton edited her profile info
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15.04.2016
Liz Sutton commented on a photo

That's beautiful - what is it? Do you think you can plant it?

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31.03.2016
Liz Sutton is now mates with Laís Clemente
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16.02.2016
Liz Sutton wrote
Has Sorted the Avoid food waste Action.
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Liz Sutton wrote
Has Pledged to undertake the Avoid food waste Action.
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03.02.2016
Liz Sutton commented on a photo

Cool cat! Tell us a bit about what you're doing to cool the climate :)

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29.01.2016
Liz Sutton wrote
Do you think frequent flyers should be made to pay more for their flights? Is that a fair approach?
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27.01.2016
Liz Sutton wrote
I've just posted a forum topic, 'can clean tech innovation empower us?' Take a look. What motivates and empowers you to reduce your climate impact?
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22.01.2016
Liz Sutton commented on a poll

You're absolutely right Niall! Just choose the answer that suits you best.

Yes - 25%
No - 18.8%
I will now - 25%
I never fly - 0%
Offsetting misses the point, we should be flying less or not at a - 31.3%
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Liz Sutton commented on a poll

Please read my blog, Can You Offset Your Love Miles? before or after you take this poll. And tell us any good ways you have found to offset or wipe out the climate impact of your travel choices. Check out the Travel Actions on the site and please suggest improvements to them. Climates is all about Mates sharing what they know to help us all make more climate friendly choices so do get involved. Thanks.

Yes - 25%
No - 18.8%
I will now - 25%
I never fly - 0%
Offsetting misses the point, we should be flying less or not at a - 31.3%
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Liz Sutton added new poll
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19.01.2016
Liz Sutton wrote
Has Sorted the Offset unavoidable flights Action.
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Liz Sutton commented on a blog post

Hi Niall,

Thanks for your comments. Your point about the difference between ecosystem carbon - natural cycle - and fossil carbon is a good one and I agree that the most climate-friendly choice is not to fly.

But the reality is that many people, for a complex host of reasons, still feel the need to fly. This blog is for them.  We all have to balance competing priorities when we make a decision: affordability, time available, personal and family preference, family demands or events: ill health, births, marriages, deaths, work demands, health and wellbeing. Even if climate impact is important to us it's not always possible to put it above all other considerations.  I would rather people consider it alongside everything else and do what they can for the climate, rather than feel guilty about not being able to go the whole hog and do nothing.

As with the climatarian diet, Climates is offering manageable options for people to have as much impact as they can whatever their circumstances.  Over time we hope that, with the ideas and support of Mates they find here, people will be able to do more.

So please, keep your comments coming and post examples of what you are doing to inspire others!

Thanks, Liz


Flying is a much debated topic in our household. My partner’s homeland is across an ocean, we have friends and family across the globe and a bucket list of must-see destinations. We'd like to say we'll never fly again as flying greatly increases our carbo
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