What Can I Do?

What Can I Do?

Here are some things that we can all do beginning now, with step by step guidance. (Also, join an Action Group!)

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Sounds almost too simple, but Talk about the climate crisis with your family and friends.
Everything we do counts.

Right now, act to protect Women and Girls: She Decides. Together, Educating Girls and Family Planning are the #1 solution to solve the climate crisis.

From Daily Medium Digest, a balanced resource for articles on climate change (read critically): So, What Can I Do?

Palm oil is literally everywhere – in our foods, cosmetics, cleaning products and fuels. It’s a source of huge profits for multinational corporations, while at the same time destroying the livelihoods of smallholders. hat can we do in everyday life to protect people and nature? Learn more about what you can do?

This is a good summary of means to eliminate toxic herbicides for your lawn – alternative weed killers – take a look

This report from Rare’s Center for Behavior & the Environment identifies seven behaviors that have the greatest practical potential to reduce emissions. Seven Pathways to Achieve Climate Impact

Find your path to advance global regeneration. Whether you are a student, parent, business owner, chef, farmer or a concerned citizen, anyone can use this tool to leverage their passions to advance global regeneration, starting with soil. ―Tell us about your skills and interests and we’ll provide you with an individualized action plan within two minutes. Everyone has a unique and powerful path, find yours today!

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[expand title=”Deal with your Carbon Footprint (click to expand)” swaptitle=”Carbon Footprint (click to collapse)”]How much do I contribute to climate change? (…also see Berkley’s Calculator)
How can I reduce my carbon footprint?   This site helps you calculate your footprint and then describes different ways you battle climate change.
What are carbon offsets and how do they work?  Carbon offsets let you help build projects in communities across the country that reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions beyond what you can achieve through individual action. Carbon offsets are purchased to fund these projects and diminish the impact of your own GHG emissions, even though the projects are located elsewhere.
Where can I buy carbon offsets? (…also see TreeSisters)
Make sure your carbon offsets actually work. Anyone offering carbon offsets will be certified by rigorous third-party auditors like The Gold Standard or Green-e (who also have great info on their websites).[/expand]
[expand title=”Have a Butterfly Garden (click to expand)” swaptitle=”Butterfly Garden (click to collapse)”]Milkweed is the Key. How to get started
Milkweed seeds part2 (PDF)
You must grow 10-20 plants to feed hungry caterpillars for 2-3 weeks. If you only have room for 1 or 2, best to grow any of the wonderful nectar plants like Zinnias instead![/expand]
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DIY Bee Bath
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[expand title=”Repurpose and Reuse (click to expand)” swaptitle=”Repurpose and Reuse (click to collapse)”]Freecycle – grassroots and nonprofit movement of local people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free, for reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills
Nextdoor’s free offerings – offerings from your neighbors
Craigslist’s free offerings – more offerings from your neighbors
Trash Nothing – an alternate interface for existing freecycle groups around the world
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[expand title=”Live More Lightly (click to expand)” swaptitle=”Live More Lightly (click to collapse)”]Going Zero Waste – MANY ways to completely redefine the system, to move to a circular economy and to write waste out of existence
Green Groundswell – prolific blog about changing and adopting a sustainable way of living, working, and sharing the earth
Sustainability Store – free directory dedicated to expanding the market for environmentally and socially responsible products and services
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What if I can spare some money?

Consider buying an Electric Vehicle

What if I can spare both?

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