We can solve climate change

This week's Q Recommends blog post is a podcast recommendation, suggesting you to listen Rich Roll's podcast with IN-Q and Paul Hawken about the climate.

The program opens with the poetic spoken word genius IN-Q who is named to Oprah Winfrey’s SuperSoul list of the world’s most influential thought leaders. In his beautiful performance he highlighted how we don't feel ownership of our planet, and always think about the planet, the Earth, the climate, the environment but when we speak about houses, cities or countries we always think about my country, my house, my city. And this lack of ownership is a big part of the problem - we do understand the problem but don't feel that we can do anything to solve it. 

The conversation then continues with Paul Hawken - a pioneering environmentalist, activist, entrepreneur, architect of corporate reform, and multiple New York Times bestselling author who has dedicated his life to environmental sustainability and changing the relationship between business and the environment. This conversation is very empowering talk about our perspective on ecological responsibility and how the climate crisis is systematical issue, which can only be solved by the system. We all share a personal responsibility to live in the solution to the immense problems our world currently faces. 

He also communicated brilliantly the importance of connectivity, suggesting that the biggest lack in the world is lack on connection. And the connection between the human rights and environment is incredibly strong. 99% of the world still don't care about the environment, and we can't expect to solve the environmental crisis if we don't reduce the poverty and the wealth gap first. 

This holistic view is very close to Q Instant values. Q Instant was started with a belief, that even smallest actions we make in everyday choices can add up to noticeable changes in our planet. That's why we're committed to help to fight the poverty by supporting clean water supply projects. We say that ALL you need to make Q Instant Coconut Coffee is water, but 785 million people in the world – one in ten – do not have clean water close to home. Women and girls suffer the most, often having to make the long walk to collect dirty water that stops them from going to school, earning a living and achieving their dreams resulting in viscous circle of poverty.

Our mission does not stop with the support to water supply projects. We wanted to ensure that we play a more direct in part in a fight against the climate change,  therefore the packaging used to keep your Q Instant Coconut Coffee as fresh as ever, is 100% carbon neutral, which means that the CO2 emissions released by producing our packaging are compensated by one of the carefully selected climate projects.

I can't recommend  this episode of the podcast enough! Check it out here: