If you care about the future of our planet, you CAN make a difference.
People, communities, cities, businesses, schools, faith groups and other organizations are taking action. We’re fighting like our lives depend on it — because they do. Help preserve our ecosystems for our future generations, and discover how you can help using the links below. Reading this was your first step. Why not go one further?
CHECK ON AIR QUALITY
Look up the air quality data in your city! The global BreatheLife campaign "mobilizes cities and individuals to protect our health and our planet from the effects of air pollution."
THE STRANGE, TUMULTUOUS LIFE OF SOLAR POWER AT THE
Curious how solar panels looked in 1883? Can you guess which presidents installed solar panels at the White House? Check out this intriguing write-up from the University of California's Carbon Neutrality Initiative!
FOOD WASTE AND
If global food waste were a country, it would be the third largest emitter of greenhouse gases. And in the US, roughly 40% of food we produce never gets eaten. Learn how you can help change that in this video by Vox and University of California.
THE REAL IMPACT OF
Since the 1960s, the amount of waste by weight has more than doubled in the United States, according to data from the EPA. Learn the real impact of single-use items on our planet, and what you can do today to make a difference in this Vox/UC video episode.
LESS IS MORE
You may have heard of driving less, flying less, and eating less meat, and you might wonder how much your individual action really counts. More than you might realize! Read about the influence you have on others when you lead by example, highlighted in item #9 of BBC’s “guide to the most effective strategies.”
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Should you buy carbon offsets? And how might they contribute to a carbon neutral lifestyle? Find out some pros, cons and questions to consider in an overview of the topic from the NRDC.