Trump?! Yup, you heard right. Sven Trump.
Sven Trump is a distant relative of Donald Trump. Like the infamous US President’s grandfather, he, too, comes from the quiet village of Kallstadt in Germany’s Palatinate region. But that’s pretty much all they have in common. While Donald Trump denies climate change and is even helping to accelerate it, Sven Trump is doing everything he can to fight it.
And what are Sven’s weapons? Avoiding emissions wherever possible, reducing emissions, and compensating unavoidable emissions via climate protection projects. But that’s not enough: now he wants to convince his relative Donald Trump to do the same. He is addressing him personally about his lifestyle and wants to present him with facts and practical climate protection tips – from one Trump to another. Who knows, maybe this Trump is someone Donald will listen to?!
Taking to the streets to protest climate change and critically examining our consumption are good things. They put pressure on policymakers and the industry. When it comes right down to it, however, it won’t be the politicians who decide on climate change, but rather all of us.
Each and every one of us can protect the climate – even a Trump. There are numerous possibilities for reducing your individual carbon footprint and many of them don’t require much effort at all. Often, a conscious approach to everyday behavior and simply reconsidering habits can have a big impact.