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Pedalling on COP26


World leaders are congregating in Glasgow for COP26. The world is at a pivotal second in historical past and hard selections have to be made. However there are superb options on the market and we nonetheless have a possibility to grab. The Like to Experience workforce, each at work and at house, have been innovating and doing their bit to make change occur and allow others to hitch in.

As we noticed final month, driving a motorbike as a substitute of taking the automotive can have a dramatic affect on our carbon emissions. In truth when you think about the total lifecycle emissions (manufacturing, fueling, disposal) of a mode of transportation – emissions from biking might be greater than 30 instances decrease for every journey than driving a fossil gasoline automotive, and about ten instances decrease than driving an electrical one. You’ll be able to learn the entire article and entry the experiences we referenced right here.

The COP26 problem

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Realizing the potential now we have to chop carbon emissions, and with the planet trying to Glasgow, we’ve created a particular badge for COP26. We’re difficult everybody on Like to Experience, globally, to participate. The concept was born from a gathering with Glasgow Metropolis Council who’ve been implementing Like to Experience within the Better Glasgow space since September. Mixed with their current dedication to create an extra 160 miles of biking infrastructure to be constructed within the metropolis, we’re anticipating to have a big effect.

 

The duty is straightforward, to experience 26 miles for transportation throughout COP26. Each rider who achieves that aim throughout COP26 (1-12 November) will unlock the particular badge for taking motion and having a direct affect.

Drive Much less, Bike Extra

Within the USA we’ve teamed up with The League of American Bicyclists to ask America to bike 1 million miles for transportation functions. The Drive Much less, Bike Extra marketing campaign has been operating since August this yr they usually have surpassed the unique goal. 1 million miles of automotive journeys switched to bicycle journeys has saved 181,090lbs (or 291,430kgs) of C02. That’s the identical as quantity of carbon that 357 acres of U.S. forest will sequester in a single yr.

In truth it’s been so profitable now we have added a stretch goal – to see if we will bike an extra 500,000 miles for transportation functions. Regulate Like to Experience USA and watch the Modeshift O’Meter because it fills!

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Nearer to house 

The Like to Experience workforce has additionally been taking the initiative within the lead-up to COP26.

Christian COP26

Our Product Proprietor Christian determined to indicate his help and experience his bike to Glasgow. From London, that’s a 500 mile journey (for transportation functions)! He took per week away from the Like to Experience workplace to embrace the British climate, and in autumn that meant sunshine, rain, hail wind, and extra. Christian hasn’t requested for donations to a trigger, as a substitute he invited everybody to go to his #RideTheChange web page and make a pledge – a dedication to attempt a easy motion in your on a regular basis life for the following two months. 

From consuming much less meat, to rejecting quick style the workforce has made their pledges and they’re diverse, you may add yours as effectively. 

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Advertising Manger Claire had her personal two-wheeled journey,  supporting a 16-year-old local weather activist, Jessie Stevens, who rode nearly 600 miles from the South coast of Devon to Glasgow. Jessie obtained in contact with The Journey Syndicate (based by record-holding around the world bike owner, Jenny Graham, and Energetic Nation Commissioner for Scotland and former worldwide mountain bike racer, Lee Craigie) to get recommendation on the best way to experience such a distance. 

As a substitute, they’re supporting her with a route, movie and a cargo bike relay to hold all the pieces she wants along with her as she travels up the nation. Claire obtained concerned as a cargo bike rider on one of many days and has been contributing her time on PR and social media for the motion!

Jessie will probably be attending each the inexperienced and blue zones at COP26 to cowl the occasion, as a journalist, and to make sure underrepresented voices are heard, as a local weather activist. You’ll be able to comply with Jessie’s journey right here.

 

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