Sometimes, like voting, you might wonder how what you do matters. But, like voting, if everyone did what they could, the world’s outcome could be changed. And, curiously it doesn’t even have to be difficult. Turning out lights, eating less meat, conserving water — all simple and take neither time nor money.

This page is packed with things to do whatever your resources, whether you have five minutes or 5 hours a week, whether you have the ability to reduce plastics in your world, add solar to your home, or organize to create an climate change advisory board in your town.

You might take a peek at the NYT New Year ResolutionsAnd, if you could do with a bit of hope, try this

18 THINGS YOU CAN DO TODAY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

TELL YOUR

LAWMAKERS

The worst impacts can still be
avoided if we compel local and
national leaders to step up and lead
the fight against climate change.
Call on your officials today.
More here:
NRDC

CANCEL

JUNK MAIL

Quitting junk mail is one way to curtail the flow of trash in and out of your home.
More here:
The Washington Post

TIME TO BUY AN

ELECTRIC CAR

In addition to lowering your carbon footprint, electric vehicles are more affordable to run, have lower maintenance costs, and tax incentives can reduce the purchase price.
More here:
My EV

STOP EATING

RED MEAT

Keeping everything else (chicken, dairy, pork) we could achieve between 46 and 74 percent of the reductions needed to meet the 2020 greenhouse gas emission goals. Yikes. We can do that!
More here:
Climate Crocks

CONVERT TO

RENEWABLE ENERGY

Get the same bill,
same service, and
maintain the same reliability
but the source will be
clean energy.
More here:
CleanChoice Energy

CONSERVE

WATER

The average American
uses 2,000 gallons per day
and only one percent of
the world’s water
supply is freshwater.
More here:
Water Conservation

COMPOST

Enhance the soil,
protect the climate,
and reduce waste.
More here:
The Institute for Local Self-Reliance

NO MORE

PLASTIC WATER BOTTLES!

Every day
66 million bottles
end up in landfills,
or, more likely,
as land or ocean litter.
More here:
Rainforest Alliance

BRING A

BAG

Be a zero waste shopper
More here:
Mother Nature Network

RIDE A

BIKE

A bicycle doesn’t burn gasoline,
creates less fossil fuel
pollution, and is
more cost efficient.
More here:
Mother Nature Network

TURN DOWN THE

HEAT

Every degree
reduces your energy
use by 3-5%. Add a
sweater, a blanket or a
nice cup of hot chocolate.
More here:
ECOSYSTEMS

SAVE BY USING

LEDS

Switch out your light bulbs,
and reduce your electricity
by more than 80%.
More here:
The New York Times

TEN WAYS YOUR HOUSE CAN REDUCE

CLIMATE CHANGE

From getting an energy
audit to setting your
water heater at 120 degrees
to installing a programmable
thermostat, here are simple
cost saving solutions.
More here:
Huffington Post

WASH IN

COLD

Washing your clothes
in cold water uses
15X less energy than
hot and gets clothes
just as clean.
More here:
Climate Change Connection
The New York Times

INSTALL

SOLAR

A typical two-person
household reduces their
carbon emissions by
three to four tons annually
with a solar power system.
More here:
Solar energy world

REDUCE, REUSE AND RECYCLE

What you can
do at school, at home,
at work, and in
the community.
More here:
EPA

TURN ON THE

FANS

The average air
conditioning unit in
American homes releases
about two tons of
carbon dioxide each year.
More here:
The Takeaway
New York Public Radio

PICK A

CAUSE

Understanding and adapting
to climate change is
a massive, interdisciplinary
undertaking and the sites listed
here have lots of information
from every possible angle.

More here:
environmentalsciencedegree

KEY RESOURCES

Vote Climate

2020 Climate Change Voter’s Guide

Each 2020 candidate — whether for the Presidency, the Senate or the House, whether incumbent or challenger, gets a climate score from zero to 100 for the voter to take into the voting booth. Use…

MORE WAYS TO TAKE ACTION

America’s Light Bulb Revolution

By Nadja Popovich   Photo: Department of Energy  3/8/19   Publisher:
Solar panels and wind turbines get a lot of attention, but a more inconspicuous instrument is helping to reshape America’s energy economy right now: The humble light bulb. Over the past decade, traditional incandescent bulbs,…

ETSY

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climate change communication

Hope equals Action

10/9/18 Americans who remain hopeful are consistently more likely than those with less hope to say they will act on global warming, including contacting a government official, donating and volunteering, and joining a campaign to…

Shop ethically and sustainably

Support companies that do good for people, animals, and the planet. Done Good intentionally selects purpose-driven brands who care about where their items are sourced, and how it impacts their customers, workers, and the world…

Try a Harley in 2019

The transport sector accounts for 23% of gas emissions, and businesses own over half of all vehicles on the road. Lead the shift to electric. How about a scooter, an electric bike, a motorcycle. Harley…

Wear your support!

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