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HOW CAN I HELP?

 

Can I help? Yes, you can. Climate change is a personal consumption problem. Lifestyle choices, such as electricity consumption, transportation, and reducing plastic play a large role in protecting our planet and the future. 

Using energy wisely is a simple and important way to help the environment. If enough individuals consider making some of these changes, it will add up to have a big impact on the planet. 

  • Use less water

  • Unplug electronics while you are not using them

  • Use energy-saving light bulbs

  • Turn off lights

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Almost all the energy you use comes from fossil fuels. Fossil fuels release energy during combustion. But, it is extremely unhealthy for the environment. Installing renewables such as solar panels on your house is a simple and clean way to get electricity. 

Solar Panels on Roof

Changing your diet can have great effects on the environment. Here are some ways to eat climate friendly:

  • Eat meat-free meals at least 3 times a week

  • Try to buy organic and local

  • Do not waste food, compost if possible

  • Grow your own food!

Healthy Food

Regenerative Agriculture is when you renew planting and farming. Plants and soil can sequester carbon from the atmosphere and store it. Up to 10 tons of C02 can be sequestered per acre. Anyone can do this! Here are some ways how:

  • Start a compost pile

  • Grow your own garden

  • Start a mini farm in your own backyard

  • Plant trees

  • Grow your own food!

 
 
Gardening

Transportation is a daily necessity. Many transportations you use, emit tons of greenhouse gasses. But, there are many ways of transportation that help you and the environment. Here are some ways you can go from A to B:

  • Walk or run to your destination

  • Consider biking, skating, or rollerblading 

  • Switch electric!

  • Taking the bus is better than driving by yourself

  • Reduce your business travel

 
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Joining political movements or climate organizations such as GECCO will help lead to a better future for humanity. Educating others about Climate Change can have a big impact on the planet. The youth especially need to understand what situation our planet is in and how we can help it. Here are some ways to get politically active:

  • Vote for leaders who take Climate Change seriously

  • Join movements to protect our planet

  • Stay informed about what is going on

 
 
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UPCYCLE THAT!

 
 
 
 
 

Upcycling is when you take something that is considered waste, and you reuse it and turn it into something creative. Recycling on the other hand, may seem the best option for disposing waste materials, but it takes a lot of energy to do. This adds to Global Warming. Upcycling is a fun and creative way to reuse waste using your energy. Here are some things to use for upcycling:

  • What to use: plastic, fabric, wood, paper, and more

  • What to make: gardens, art, furniture, and more

  • Use less bottled water