It’s Global Climate Strike week, so take notice and know that there is always something you can do to help this effort. The more individuals get involved in bigger more impactful government focused change actions the better, but there is also so much you can do in your own everyday lives to protect our environment and create a more sustainable world.
What can you do now?
Global and local actions:
- Vote for officials that support climate change efforts and protecting the earth.
- Write letters to your government officials with changes you want to see.
- Start a petition for changes to laws you would like to see.
- Get involved with city council governments to have a voice in change possibilities and to further understand how challenging this problem is.
- Get involved with local political party events and share your ideas.
- Reduce your Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions – Carpool, bike ride to work or use public transportation, reduce the number of airline flights you take, consume less beef and dairy, buy local… you get the ideal. Generate less GHG emissions.
- Reduce the amount of electricity you use – Replace incandescent lighting with LED lights, turn off lights when leaving a room, set your AC temp higher in the summer, set your heat temp lower in the winter, line dry your clothes instead of using a dryer, take a shorter shower, unplug devices/chargers when not in use, etc. Use less to generate less GHG.
- Buy environmentally friendly items.
- Shop at establishments that support positive environmental policies.
- Use reusable water bottles, reusable grocery bags, etc.
- Buy 2nd hand clothes and donate older/unused clothing.
Take a Hike:
First consider investing your time or treasure in a global or local effort, then do as many individual actions every week as you possibly can. Together we can make changes that matter to our environment and create a more sustainable world. #letsdothis
“If the world is to win the fight against climate change, its leaders must stop profiting from fossil fuels that threaten the survival and well-being of the planet and its inhabitants.” Pope Francis
“Our scientific understanding of currently observed and projected future climate impacts clearly calls for the transformation of our energy systems and our society at all scales and across all sectors in order to rapidly decarbonise our economy,” ScienceAlert.com 19-Sept-2019.