Efforts Made Worldwide

Well, don't think that you are the only one putting in effort to save the world. In many countries, people are also holding campaigns, cutting down their own carbon emissions, etc. Here are some examples!


Mohamed Nasheed
President of the Maldives

Rising sea levels threaten to submerge the Maldives. However, the President has plans to go greener in order to give his country a chance to survive. In March 2009, his government announced that the Maldives would become the world's first ever fully carbon-neutral nation with various eco-energy projects within ten years. The President also walks to work every day rather than take the presidential limousine, in an effort to reduce carbon emissions.


Cameron Diaz

Cameron Diaz uses a five-minute video to talk to the world about the environment. In this video, she goes around asking random people "Do you know where your water comes from?" She also plays the laywoman by Skyping with experts for advice.
Here is the link to her video - feel free to watch it!


Joe Romm

Joe Romm is the author of Climate Progress, one of the most influential blogs on the Internet. Unlike many climate bloggers, he comes at global warming not from an environmental background but instead a national security one. He scours the Internet for climate studies and blogs about them. Would you like to read his blog? Visit: http://climateprogress.org/


The Residents of Vauban

In Vauban, cars have been banned in most of town. There are tough disincentives for those who own cars: no street parking, no home garages and a charge of about $30,000 for a space in a parking garage. With this, the car-ownership rate amoung the 5,500 residents is just 220 per 1,000. Though Vauban is densely populated, there is little pollution  and good public-transportation links (fast buses, efficient tram service, bicycle paths). Many people in Vauban live in an apartment in which water is heated by a rooftop solar panels, and power comes from a supplier who uses renewable sources like a wood-chip-fired power plant.

Information from TIME Magazine, October 5 2009