What are your small steps?


If you’re a regular SEC Logo 2reader of our Latest News section you know all about the project, the fragility of Antarctica and why we are going on this mammoth journey. Our Student Environmental Committee have been asking ‘What are your small steps?’ for 5 years so now we ask you, since learning about the plight of Antarctica and Bangkok Patana 2041 what small things have you changed in your daily life? What has your small step to positive change been? As Robert Swan told us, “You can’t change everything, but you can change 1%.”
Share you small steps here in the comments, on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. We’d love to hear from you and hopefully your small changes will inspire others too.

If you would like Helen and Rebecca to visit your classroom or would like to get in touch about arranging a visit when they return from Antarctica, please email 2041@patana.ac.th

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11 thoughts on “What are your small steps?

  • I always carry a refillable water bottle and I take my own coffee beaker to True. I use my own shopping bags and refuse plastic ones at the supermarket.

  • I sleep under a thin, cotton sheet at night rather than under a big, thick duvet. Because of this I can set my air con to 28 degrees Celsius and still get a good night’s sleep. This means that my air con unit uses far less electricity than air con units set to colder temperatures and therefore less fossil fuels are burnt to generate this electricity.

  • I’m going to change the air con temperature from 23 to 26 when I sleep so it saves some energy. I will also not turn on the lights when I am not in a room or I am not using it.

  • I will do my part to save environment – I will not leave my laptop fully charged at night. I will also try to bring a reusable water bottle to school.

  • I’ve painted the roof of my house white. This means that much of the radiant heat from the sun is reflected from my roof and therefore my house needs far less electricity than a conventional house for cooling which means that less fossil fuels are burnt to generate this electricity. As an added bonus my white roof has a high albedo which means that it’s actively reflecting heat back away from the planet and into space – my roof is like a little bit of ice cap placed right near the equator! 🙂

  • I turn off the lights and air con when I leave a room. I set my air con at 25 degrees celsius. This helps reduce my carbon impact on the planet.

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