Climate change remains one of the biggest challenges facing our society today. Beyond the bear market, beyond the state of the economy, the health of our earth remains the defining issue of our time. And unlike economic shifts, the effects of climate change could last forever.
Here at STEPN, we’re dedicated to offsetting our impact on climate change and leading the way for web3 projects to do their part. Today, we’ll be diving into what we’ve been doing in the carbon offsetting realm, as well as our environmental philosophy.
Not so cool
The story is repeating across the world this summer — and it’s a scorching one. From America to Asia, heat waves are becoming more and more common and breaking record-highs.
Worse still, city temperatures are augmented by “heat domes,” from trapped heat along with vehicle and building heat waste adding even more to the already sweltering temperatures. This effect, also known as the urban heat island (UHI) effect, is a major issue — particularly since prolonged, high heat can have serious health effects on the body and the mind.
Indeed, the effects of hot weather on humans can be devastating. And often, their toll isn’t particularly obvious. Yes, there are the direct impacts on the particularly vulnerable: elderly, children, and those with chronic illnesses. But excessive heat can lead to decreased motor-cognitive performance and even negative mental health issues for anyone, even those who may think they’re perfectly healthy.
STEPN: Caring about our earth
We founded STEPN to encourage people to walk more and get outside more because we care about the health and well-being of people all around the world. But our health is inextricably tied to the health of our planet.
Climate change is a direct cause of the rising occurrence of extreme heat, associated with both higher odds and increased severity of sky-high temperatures across the world. Today, companies have a clear responsibility to take account of the impact of their business on the climate. We all share the world and the future of the earth, and it’s one that we’ll need to pass on to our children.
Furthermore, heat is only one of the many manifestations of climate change, but it’s one of the clearest — and it’s something that we can all see and feel around us this summer. By working with Nori on our carbon offsetting program, we’re weaving environmental stewardship into the DNA of our business because we know that we need to take action now.
What exactly are we doing? Well, we’re launching our latest challenge for STEPNEMBER, a challenge to you and all of our community to take 12,000 steps in the name of environmental empowerment. We’re spreading the word that if you move 12,000 steps a day, you can avoid creating nearly 10 lbs of CO2 vehicle emissions! Join us in the effort for a more sustainable future with the 12,000 #STEPNEMBER challenge. 🌳🏃♀️