In today’s world, where environmental challenges loom large, it’s easy to overlook the power of individual actions. That’s why we’re excited to bring back our annual #TinyClimateActs campaign from April 1-22, Earth Day. This campaign is a celebration of the everyday actions that each of us can take to support a healthier planet.

By sharing your #TinyClimateActs, you become a part of a worldwide effort demonstrating that even the smallest actions can lead to significant, positive changes. Whether it’s opting for a reusable water bottle or choosing a vegetarian meal, every little act contributes to a larger, collective effort to benefit our environment.

This year, we’re upping the ante: for each act shared, we’ll plant a tree, aiming to plant up to 2,024 trees by Earth Day 2024. We know starting can sometimes feel daunting, so we’ve put together an inspiring list of simple climate acts to get you going. Whether you’re an individual looking to make a difference or a company aiming to engage your team, there’s a role for everyone to play.

What is a Tiny Climate Act?

A Tiny Climate Act is any small, thoughtful action taken by an individual or an organization to promote environmental sustainability. These actions, when brought together, can have a profound impact on our planet. What makes Tiny Climate Acts so special is their simplicity and how easily they can be incorporated into daily life, allowing everyone to contribute to a more sustainable future.

Tiny Climate Acts for individuals

  • Switch to reusable items: Use reusable bags, bottles, and cups instead of single-use plastics

  • Eat more plant-based foods: Reducing meat consumption can decrease your carbon footprint

  • Save water: Take shorter showers and turn off the tap when not in use

  • Recycle and donate: Before buying new, see if you can recycle or donate items you no longer need

  • Choose sustainable transport: Opt for biking, walking, or public transport to reduce your carbon emissions

  • Support local: Buy from local farmers and businesses that prioritize sustainability

  • Energy savings: Use energy-saving LED bulbs and unplug electronics when not in use

  • Start composting: Reduce landfill waste by composting kitchen scraps and yard waste

  • Natural cleaning solutions: Use eco-friendly cleaning products to lessen water pollution

  • Manage your digital footprint: Regularly clear out unnecessary emails and digital clutter

Tiny Climate Acts for organizations

  • Recycling initiatives: Set up recycling stations and encourage employee participation

  • Eco-friendly supplies: Opt for recycled and sustainable office materials

  • Promote remote work: Offer remote work options to cut down on commute emissions

  • Engage in sustainability challenges: Encourage employees to participate in sustainability initiatives, like #TinyClimateActs from Greenplaces, and track your team’s progress (use our toolkit to help spread the word!)

  • Adopt renewable energy: Shift to renewable energy sources for business operations

  • Minimize waste: Emphasize digital documentation and reduce food waste in the office

  • Incentivize eco-friendly commuting: Support employees who bike, carpool, or use public transport

  • Educate your team: Provide training on sustainable practices and their importance

  • Volunteer together: Organize team volunteer activities focused on environmental conservation

  • Track and share progress: Regularly monitor and share your organization’s sustainability efforts and achievements

Incorporating these Tiny Climate Acts into our daily lives and business practices can lead to meaningful change in combating climate change and preserving our planet for future generations. Let’s motivate our communities to share their sustainability actions using #TinyClimateActs and inspire others to take part in this vital movement.