Concept 5

Climate Shadows and Beacons

The fifth of our concepts, Climate Shadows and Beacons, explores the key components that make up our Climate Impact. We move beyond considering our direct Carbon footprint and look at other more hidden aspects which can contribute negatively, casting a shadow, and positively, shining a light for others to follow.

The power of your climate shadow is that, unlike a carbon footprint, it includes actions that defy easy calculation.

Emma Pattee, Climate activist and writer


In this short video we explore the questions, “What are the factors which influence our Climate Impact?” and “If we focus on our direct Carbon footprint are we looking in the right place?

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