What You Can Do to Act On Climate Change

Calculate your carbon footprint and more ways to act on climate.

Calculate your carbon footprint and more ways to act on climate.

The scientific evidence is clear and irrefutable — human activity is causing our planet to warm at an alarmingly high rate. Not only is this warming climate trend happening right now, it could have serious outcomes on our food supply, lead to mass migration and conflict, and without being alarmist, it may very well threaten the future survival of the human race.

It’s time for the “is it real or not?” debate to end. Action needs to be taken right now, not tomorrow.

What you can do about climate change:

Get informed.
We encourage you to know and add your voice to the issues that are shaping the climate debate as well as emerging, evidence-based data that directly relates to changes in our climate.

Get involved.
Contact your local elected officials to urge them to support actions to fight climate change.

Vote climate.
Consider climate issues on local, national and global levels, and vote for candidates who will advocate for climate-related legislation and policy improvements. The right climate legislation has the power to move mountains.

Invest and divest.
Pledge to separate your investments from exposure to fossil fuel assets and increase your stake in clean energy companies. Join a movement of millions of individuals from dozens of countries representing trillions in assets who are avoiding the investment risks of climate change and lightening their carbon footprints. When it comes to climate change, money talks.

Spend wisely.
Support companies who give to 1% for the Planet and who have strong sustainability programs. When it comes to clothing and consumer goods, loved items last so be thoughtful about purchases and help avoid filling over-flowing landfills.

Hold yourself accountable.
Take a personal inventory of your own personal impact on the planet. With greater awareness comes significant change. Click here to calculate your carbon footprint. Also consider offsetting carbon emissions.

Reduce. Reduce. Reduce.
Make a concerted effort to reduce greenhouse gases in your daily life, at home, in the office, and on the road. Reduce your energy and water use. Eat less meat. Go solar. Change the lightbulbs in your home. All of these are acts of green to help reduce your personal impact. Record them here.

Show your support.
Show your support for programs to fight climate change, and organizations working on the ground to make a difference. Consider EDN’s Reforestation program; our Urban Tree Canopy Project; or our climate change campaign.

For a limited time, you can also support us with a donation that comes with the gift of a free T-shirt.

 

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