Have you been stressed out or feel helpless when reading about climate change lately?
Here are some ways you can make a difference:
Power your house with solar power. Solar is officially the most cost-effective form of energy and is better for the environment.
Fly and drive less. Flying and driving give off much more emissions than trains. Biking and walking can also be better alternatives if traveling a short distance.
Waste less food. Try purchasing only what you know you are going to use in the next week.
Shop local. Mass amounts of energy are used when creating and transporting products from factories to distribution centers to stores and so on.
Reduce your use of plastics. Plastics can only be recycled and reused only a few times and only when disposed properly. Plastic often ends up in waterways and being eaten by marine animals which we may later consume.
Learn as much as you can. There is an infinite amount of information on the internet regarding sustainability and climate science. The more you know, the more power you have.
Educate the people around you. If you tell ten people and those ten people each tell ten more, then, by the end of the day, one hundred more people will be informed than were before.
Put pressure on policymakers. Your representatives speak for you, so let them know how you feel. Your voice might impact their decision.
Put pressure on corporations. Corporations won’t know to change unless you tell them. In the age of social media, you never know how much of an impact your post could have.
Get involved in related community events. Not only will you meet likeminded people to bounce ideas off of, but you can also make a difference in your own community.