Game-Changing Tips From Climate Change Experts

by on 04/17/2019 in
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Have you ever thought about the effects of global warming and felt stuck? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. We asked four leaders in sustainability to share actions we can all take to reduce our carbon footprint and reach our collective climate change goals.

Globally recognized as the “mother of the zero waste lifestyle movement,” author, blogger and speaker Bea Johnson is changing the way people think about consumption. Her best-selling book, Zero Waste Home, encourages families to make small, conscious efforts—such as donating, swapping, or repurposing items—to eliminate household trash.

Simply say no! Think before accepting something that’s handed out to you. Turn down flyers, freebies, business cards, single-use plastics, and fight junk mail. Accepting these things only creates a demand to make more. "

Julia Kumari Drapkin, CEO and Founder of ISeeChange, is dedicated to connecting people to their environments and to their communities. Her team uses technology to help them track their local environment, weather and climate patterns so they can understand the impacts of their daily lives and work together to lower their carbon footprint.

"The best way to find solutions to your community’s climate challenges is to understand the change you’re seeing, so start by creating your own record. When we see something, name it, and visualize it—it’s an act of empowerment."

Gideon Forman is a Climate Change and Transportation Policy Analyst at the David Suzuki Foundation, an organization focused on empowering people to take action against environmental issues in their local communities. Protecting the planet through individual and collective climate action is one of his life’s greatest passions.

"Collectively, we need to tell government to ramp up solar and wind power, put additional funds into public transit and build more bike lanes."

Karen Palmer is a researcher at Resources for the Future, an independent, non-profit institution on a mission to improve environmental, energy and natural resource decisions through impartial economic research and policy engagement. For over 25 years, Dr. Palmer has specialized in the economics of environmental regulation and public utility regulation, with a focus on issues at the intersection of climate policy and the electricity sector.

"It’s will require collective action and changes in public policy. Individuals can educate themselves about climate change and ways to address it. Reach out to elected representatives and let them know that climate change is an important issue to them."

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