Climate Action: Where to Start
10 Things You Can Start Doing Now
Happy Earth Day! Welcome back to Save Our Happy Place, your weekly pop of environmental and climate activism. Take these few quick climate actions with us each week to make a collective impact to help save the planet.
We hope you enjoy Earth Day tomorrow! We’ll be spending time cherishing and celebrating Mother Earth and embracing this magnificent spring. We encourage you to do the same and use this time to take inspired action. We have curated 10 effective, impactful, and relatively simple actions you can start taking today to help ward off the worst effects of climate change.
10 Things You Can Start Doing Now
To Help Save the Earth this Earth Week
Want to help stop climate change but don't know where to start? Take these 10 simple actions to make an impact.
1. Talk About the Climate Crisis
This is one of the most powerful things you can do from an individual level. Remember to listen, find common ground, and not preach.
2. Switch to Clean Energy
Contact your energy company to see about having renewables pumped directly into your home or have solar panels installed.
3. Use Greener Transportation
If you are in need of a new car, test drive electrics. They produce 40% less CO2 than standard gasoline models. Take public transportation, walk or ride a bike.
4. Say 'No' to Plastics
Refuse plastics whenever possible. Grocery bags, food wrapping, take-out boxes, straws, airplane drinks, etc.
5. Support Climate News
Share and comment on climate-related news stories. Reach out to your local news channels demanding they cover the climate crisis.
6. Reduce Food Waste
Buy only what you need, eat your leftovers, store produce properly, share dishes at restaurants, share access, and finally compost your food scraps.
7. Inspire Change at Work
Get involved with or become the sustainability ambassador at your place of work. See which ways your company can go green and get your colleagues involved.
8. Keep Politicians Accountable
Join in on the Save Our Happy Place weekly climate actions. We'll help you easily and quickly reach out to politicians.
9. Choose Green Banking
Move your finances over to banks that are not investing your hard-earned dollars into fossil fuel companies.
10. Boost Your Impact
Bring your family and friends along for the journey. Share this document with them and invite them to be a part of the Save Our Happy Place community.
Join us next Tuesday for Catalyst From the Couch, an Instagram Live Series hosted by Catalyst20, a free weekly email newsletter that curates action items and resources to help you make an impact. We’ll be talking all things climate activism and how to catalyze an impact to help save the planet.
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I’ll be using a composting service very soon. I’m excited to reduce my waste further.
Whoa! The fossil fuel bank tip is an eye-opener. Gotta keep the green green