Climate change has been a hot topic for years. As it continues to worsen, we seem to have surrendered to the idea that there isn’t much we can do to stop it. What we don’t know is that now, more than ever, individual actions are all we need to make a difference.
There are simple ways to contribute within your home:
A simple home energy audit can show how much energy your home consumes.
Quality LED lightbulbs can last 25 times longer, are more durable, and use at least 75 percent less energy than other bulbs.
Water management not only helps cities become more resilient in the face of… natural disasters, but also saves energy.
Adding insulation, weather stripping, and caulking around your home can cut energy bills by more than 25 percent.
Cutting out meat, or even reducing consumption and favoring fish and chicken, can seriously save carbon.
Don’t drink bottled water. Landfills already contain more than 2 million tons of plastic bottles.
Outside the comfort of one’s home, there are many options within your community:
Support publications reporting on climate change. Great journalism makes us all better citizens and helps us learn more about the issues.
If your company has [a corporate sustainability initiative], find ways to get involved.
Take steps to completely neutralize your carbon footprint.
Shop local. It’s simple, straightforward, and an easy addition to your routine that supports local businesses.
Every action you take matters.