Individual action - NJ edition

 

Talk about it!  Many experts say this is the most important thing we can do about climate change.  Not sure what to talk about?  Here some ideas, and ways to stay informed:

 

UU site by Jan Dash: www.climate.uu-uno.org

Monthly updates by Phil Blackwood: www.sites.google.com/site/climatenewsupdates  

Books: www.bookriot.com/2019/01/10/climate-change-books/

 

Reduce your personal carbon footprint.  Here are some things you can do to reduce the impact of your house, transportation, and diet:

Switch to clean energy.  It only takes a few minutes: www.electric.smiller.org     I recommend www.cleanchoiceenergy.com    

Upgrade your house, starting with a home energy audit: https://tinyurl.com/4xq5yy

Make your next car electric; schedule a test drive!  Reduce air travel.

Choose a planet-friendly diet.  Here are a few options to consider:

www.health.usnews.com/best-diet/best-plant-based-diets

 

Get involved to create broader social changes:

Look for things you can do at your place of work.

Influence organizations you belong to.  Write a letter to the editor.

Volunteer with a climate-focused organization, or donate if there is no local chapter, e.g.

www.citizensclimatelobby.org         www.350.org

www.sunrisemovement.org/            www.rmi.org     etc.

 

Call your elected officials, and vote for climate leaders.

New Jersey Government: www.nj.gov/nj/feedback.html

Congressional switchboard: 877-762-8762

www.climatehawksvote.org        


For more ideas, see:

www.c2es.org/content/what-we-can-do

www.drawdown.org   (click on search field to see complete list)


“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

― Margaret Mead

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