At home, there are endless things for you to do to move the world in the right direction when it comes to climate change: you can compost, turn lights off, eliminate plastics from your life, and conserve water. Every action from small to large is a step towards protecting our future, and establishing good habits at home creates a strong foundation for taking action in your community. Find more ideas and lists of actions to take here.

THINGS YOU CAN DO TODAY
TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

WATCH YOUR

WATER USE

Turn the water off while brushing your teeth, and try taking shorter showers.
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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

EAT LESS

MEAT

Livestock generates a whopping 15% of global greenhouse gas emissions.
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Medium

UNPLUG

DEVICES

Reduce the phantom power drain by unplugging devices when they are not in use.
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New York Times

REMEMBER TO

RECYCLE

Recycling saves energy and reduces the amount of waste sent to landfills.
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EPA

AIR DRY YOUR

CLOTHES

Hang up your laundry and save energy by not using the dryer.
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National Geographic

REDUCE YOUR

WASTE

Measure your weekly trash output and make a plan to reduce your family’s waste.
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Environment America

NEWS

KEY RESOURCES

CliMate, the climate conversation coach

This fun, simple chatbot on Facebook Messenger will teach you how stop arguing and start understanding people. In a guided practice conversation, you’ll get to choose responses from a set of options, and CliMate will…

Educational resources

Need help while kids are at home with you? Check out our lessons, games, and videos to keep them engaged in science. Click on the link or thumbnail below to get things started.

NASA Climate Kids

What can we do to help? Yes! We can all take notice of our environment. We can learn how our planet works. We can learn how to live on it without making a mess of…

MORE WAYS TO TAKE ACTION

Plant a tree

Trees help to slow climate change by absorbing carbon dioxide. They also provide shade, which helps keep streets and houses cooler in the summertime and reduces the need for air conditioning.

MORE NEWS

Forbes

9 Things You Can Do About Climate Change

By Jeff McMahon   Photo by Jasper Juinen  01/23/2017   
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.