37% of Gen Z say climate change is their top personal concern, says a Pew Research Study . The changing temperature of our planet is of the highest priority to many young adults. Limiting carbon emissions is an area where people can make a positive impact on climate change. By using Mijem, young adults are able to lower their carbon footprint and promote a more sustainable lifestyle of reusing rather than throwing out.
Clothing has long been among the highest contributors to our global carbon footprint. Research by McKinsey and Company shows that the fashion industry was responsible for, “2.1 billion metric tons of greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions in 2018, about 4 percent of the global total” . Despite efforts to lower this number, manufacturing companies have fallen short. Electronics also have a high carbon footprint. Reselling, and thus, reusing products is an effective way of reducing the need of manufacturing and its high carbon footprint.
Mijem’s objective is to raise awareness about carbon footprint issues, reduce waste by providing alternative ways to reuse products, and offer ways to connect students to facilitate ride-sharing and foster sustainable living for all of our members. We are excited to share what’s programs we are working on to make an impact on sustainability. Stay tuned for announcements.