Data in the trend for climate action

Global climate action

The role of data in the trend for climate action is essential. As an individual it can often be overwhelming to digest data such as; how much energy we use, how we travel, the food we purchase, and how this relates to the Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs), alongside  behavioural decisions.

The ability to empower individuals relies on the ability to make climate data accessible, relevant and with a tangible result.

Climate Action and the SDGs

Data philanthropy has seen an increase across sectors. Organisations such as Data for Climate Action and UN Global Pulse are enabled by philanthropic projects which encourage people to explore creative solutions to climate change.

A recent report led by Jeffrey Sachs, indicates that achieving the SDGs “requires deep, structural changes across all sectors of society.” The ties between digital technologies and accessible data underpin this transition from objective to action. The aim of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data also supports this move towards data being used more openly, effectively, and efficiently.

How can data be used for climate action?

Jump is providing solutions to the difficulties of making data accessible, relevant and tangible. A dynamic app and online platform allows users to monitor their environmental impact in real-time through a personal contribution dashboard. Moreover, the platform intuitively converts abstract data metrics, such as carbon emissions or kWh saved into more tangible concepts.

Climate action success

Since Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) launched its Jump programme, colleagues have logged almost 18,000 miles of active travel; saved enough electricity to power 1,186 homes for a day; and recorded three years of meat free days.

University of Reading staff have avoided over 87 tonnes of CO2 emissions during the first year of their programme.

Nottingham Trent University (NTU) have recently relaunched their Jump programme to include its 30,000 students. They have completed an impressive 23,000 positive actions to improve sustainability and wellbeing since its launch.

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Jump works across public, private and higher education sectors to boost sustainability and wellbeing. Request a case study or a demo and find out more about how we can help your organisation turn data in climate action.

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Bethany Fruen

Head of Communications

Bethany Fruen

Since joining Jump fresh out of university back in 2013 I’ve seen many changes in the way we communicate – both as a company and more widely within the sustainability industry. The current shift of sustainability to the mainstream is accelerating at a pace and it’s exciting to be part of this step change.  The insight I get from individual participants in our client programmes is invaluable as it helps me figure out the best way to get our messages across.

My team and I use digital communications to recognise individual and team success, providing information in a fun, meaningful way that encourages people to take action. It’s about creating a feedback loop where people see that their actions are having an impact and this is very powerful in creating positive change within an organisation.

 

Graham Simmonds

Chief Executive

Graham Simmonds

As CEO of Jump I lead a talented team of professionals committed to sustainability and wellness.  For much of my 35 year career I’ve been immersed in environmental issues, particularly how to engage people in practical action.  Previously I built Trees for Cities from start-up to a global, award-winning charity as its founding chief executive, and I loved developing new initiatives such as The Edible Playground and the Million Trees Campaign.  

In 2011 I set up Jump as I felt organisations large and small want to motivate action amongst their people around wellbeing and the planet, and a professional team dedicated to this purpose would help them accelerate their journey.  I’m also proud to chair the Reward Gateway Foundation which supports organisations and projects that address inequality and disadvantage, with the ultimate mission of making the world a better, fairer, safer and more equal place to work.