Crowdfunding is one way to help reduce climate change. Anyone can launch a fundraiser to aid the environment. To help make a difference, crowdfunding for sustainability serves not only an individual or a community, but the overall well-being of our planet.
The United Nations Climate Change Conference in 2015 marked the inception of the Paris Agreement, a global plan to lessen the impact of global warming. The agreement unifies both developed and developing countries to save the planet. They agree to invest in cutting their greenhouse gas emissions, all contributing to the global goal of keeping temperatures from rising more than 2 degrees Celsius in the next 100 years. To reach this target, participating countries will invest in developing renewable energy resources and find ways to adapt to negative climate change effects.
Fossil fuels have served as the world’s main source of energy for a long time, and now there is evidence of detrimental results from these emissions. Deforestation has also contributed to the planet’s susceptibility to potentially devastating global effects. Climate change has a far reach, touching many realms of life, including the environment, the economy, the agriculture system, and even global health.
- NASA has observed shrinking glaciers, increased sea levels, intense heat waves, altered ecosystems, droughts, floods, diminished air quality, intensified hurricanes, and more as a result of global warming.
- A study by Lancet revealed that climate change is reducing food availability; specifically in 50 years, there will be 4 percent less fruits and vegetables.
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirms that global warming intensifies health problems like food and waterborne illnesses, infectious diseases, increased respiratory diseases, and more.
Opening the Gates for Social Change
While 195 countries commit to fight climate change, new commitments to renewable energy and sustainability form through crowdfunding. You can join the fight to reduce climate change and in your community. Crowdfunding welcomes individuals and nonprofits alike to raise funds for innovative projects that aid the environment.
Not only is crowdfunding making a difference in raising funds for environmental sustainability, it also enlivens the conversation to promote awareness within communities. Concerned people unite within crowdfund causes. Anyone can take action by launching an environmental fundraiser geared toward reducing emissions and promoting sustainability.
YouCaring Fundraisers for Sustainability
Every individual and every building has a carbon footprint. The Lithuanian World Center (LDC) decided to take a big step to reduce its own footprint by 60 percent.Their plan is to replace more than 2,000 light bulbs in the building with the newest in LED and T8 fluorescent technology. This undertaking will significantly reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. With this simple decision, the entire building will benefit in aesthetic, environmental, and economic ways. By using crowdfunding to achieve this goal, buildings like this one can operate more sustainably.
Two brothers received permission to establish a year-round aquaponics garden in an unused garden blot in their town, which they will use to feed needy families. Aquaponics is a form of gardening that uses fish to produce fertilizer that helps grow organic food in an environment without soil, saving space and water while making the garden mobile. With experience in building and gardening, the only thing missing was funding. After creating a successful crowdfund account, the brothers bought necessary materials, and in March, 2016 they began building the hoop house to hold the garden bed.
Finding New Ways to be Eco-Friendly
Create a path for others to follow by turning your sustainability project idea into a reality with crowdfunding. Start your free campaign for sustainability today.