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10 Things You Can Do to Help the Environment at Home

Efficiency measures may not sound like the coolest or most exciting solution to reducing our collective carbon footprint, but they are one of the most important. There are a multitude of programs in New York available for residents to evaluate their homes for free, and making efficiency changes saves up to 40% on energy costs. We may not be one of the greenest cities in the US yet, but we’re on the right track.

08/28/19
                                                               

How to Radicalize Your Parents on Climate Change

By Shayla Love Illustration: Cathryn Virginia

It’s possible to change someone’s mind on climate change—if you’re related to them.

07/31/19
                                                               

What you do can at home to help the environment

By Rhett A. Butler

Think about packaging before you buy products. Individually-wrapped candy uses resources and generates a lot of trash, while fruits and vegetables are healthier and mean less waste.

04/01/19
                                                               

How can I convince my parents to care about the climate?

By Eve Andrews Photo by Getty Images

Caring about climate change and the environment is obviously a much more serious passion than any of these examples, as it has to do with the shared fate and potential demise of humanity. And you would think that urgency would make it easier to convince people that’s it’s a worthwhile way to spend your time and energy.

03/13/19
                                                               

Why this kid is poring through climate data

By Daisy Simmons

After realizing with alarm the dire climate change consequences his generation would inherit, Edgar McGregor, a California high school student, set about trying to understand what he and his contemporaries are up against. Now, he analyzes climate trends and keeps a blog with his findings.

02/13/18
                                                               

9 Things You Can Do About Climate Change

By Jeff McMahon Photo by Jasper Juinen

That leaves us. Fortunately, there are lots of things we can do ourselves. I’ve listed nine of them below. They might look like small things, but they are powerful things.

01/23/17
                                                               

50 easy ways to save the planet

Buy compact fluorescent light bulbs. They last eight times as long and use a fraction of the energy.

08/22/02