Eating a plant-rich diet and reducing food waste dramatically reduces your carbon footprint, often more than any other lifestyle change you can make.LEARN MORE AND TAKE ACTION!
- Consider buses or trains for trips under 500 miles
- Avoid SUVs and flying first class
- For 1 or 2 travelers, nonstop economy flights beat driving an average car
- For car trips, drive or rent the most efficient car possible
- Purchase carbon offsets for the rest
Two carbon offset choices:
Preserving the world’s forests is a critical element in the fight against climate change. According to NRDC, the Canadian boreal forest is under severe threat from logging, and being used for paper products sold in the U.S. Switch to Green Forest, Natural Value, Seventh Generation, or other recycled brands.LEARN MORE AND TAKE ACTION!
The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act is projected to reduce America’s emissions while helping middle- and low-income families. It would place a steadily rising fee on carbon emissions and return the money as carbon dividends in equal shares to households. It was introduced in the House in 2018 and 2019 getting more co-sponsors than any previous carbon pricing bill ever. Urge your Members of Congress to support and pass this bill!ASK YOUR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS!
The climate needs your vote! Not just in presidential elections, but in small elections too! Pledge to vote for climate and get reminders before every election!
Nathaniel Stinnett, the founder of Environmental Voter Project, recently wrote:
“If we’ve learned anything in the last two years, it’s that voting matters and elections have consequences. The next two years will define our path.”
With all the chaos and distraction the Congress faces, it’s up to us to keep their focus on climate action!
The more they hear from voters that our top priority is climate change solutions, the more likely it is they will work constructively on enacting them. Find ways to tell your Members of Congress to make climate action their top priority!FIND YOUR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS!