The 2 Degrees Institute

The 2° Institute mission is to develop and support strategies that empower people to make the behavioural and lifestyle changes needed to keep global warming below 2 degrees celsius from pre-industrial levels and restore a stable climate.

Instead of laying blame externally and calling on government and industry to change their ways (which some other NGO's excel at), our focus is to direct people to look inwards at their own contribution to global warming. The average North American's carbon footprint is roughly 4 times the global average so there is a clear opportunity to see drastic reductions on global emissions just by focusing on this continent. The average individual's carbon footprint consists of greenhouse gas emissions from the following categories: Travel, Home Energy, Food, and Goods and Services. Our aim is to offer a clear and achievable roadmap for individuals to drastically reduce their carbon footprint that is commensurate with the scale of the problem.

The 2° Institute mission is to develop and support strategies that empower people to make the behavioural and lifestyle changes needed to keep global warming below 2 degrees celsius from pre-industrial levels and restore a stable climate.

Instead of laying blame externally and calling on government and industry to change their ways (which some other NGO's excel at), our focus is to direct people to look inwards at their own contribution to global warming. The average North American's carbon footprint is roughly 4 times the global average so there is a clear opportunity to see drastic reductions on global emissions just by focusing on this continent. The average individual's carbon footprint consists of greenhouse gas emissions from the following categories: Travel, Home Energy, Food, and Goods and Services. Our aim is to offer a clear and achievable roadmap for individuals to drastically reduce their carbon footprint that is commensurate with the scale of the problem.