How You Can Help Slow Climate Change
Reducing the amount of carbon you put into the atmosphere doesn't have to be hard. In fact, it can be easy! Here are a few ways you can help slow climate change.
- Use alternative transportation. Walk, bike, carpool or ride the bus.
- Plant a tree! Trees near buildings can reduce the need for air conditioning and heating and help isolate carbon.
- Shop for food locally. Your food won't have to travel as far to get to you.
- Eat less meat. Try eating one meatless meal a week.
- Use less water and energy. Turn off lights, take shorter showers, and buy energy-efficient appliances and light bulbs. Try opting into a renewable energy plan through your energy provider.
- Spread the word. Talk to your friends and family about the causes of climate change.
- Skip the plane ride. Consider a stay-cation right here in Minnesota!
- Contact legislators. Tell your local, state and federal leaders about your concerns.
- Set a trend – shop second hand! If you have to buy new, research your purchases.
- Know your impact. Find out your carbon footprint.
- Compost and recycle.
- Try citizen science. Contribute to climate change studies by collecting data.
- Vote! Cast your vote for leaders and policies that support the environment.
- Get involved. Can’t vote? Join a network of youth advocates, such as Youth Environmental Activists of Minnesota.
- Act on policy solutions. Advocate for clean energy, climate education, protecting our natural resources, and green infrastructure.
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