What actions can we each find in our own homes, neighborhoods, communities, workplaces? I bet we would each come up with a significant list! Just this past week I have noticed a variety of things that give me hope, including:
- Engines Off signs on carpool lanes in our own parking lot at Saint Luke’s, reducing emissions.
- A delivery order in 100% re-cycled and recyclable packaging, with no plastic in sight!
- EV charging stations popping up in local shopping center lots.
- A popular online shopping site that offsets 100% of carbon emissions from shipping and packaging while taking steps to reduce their carbon footprint.
What positive actions do you see? Once you begin to notice, you will likely find more! What actions of your own can you add?
Share what you see happening, encourage your kids to do this, too! Whether it’s businesses who do not offer bagging options (i.e. bring your own), restaurants and food delivery that use compostable food packaging materials, rain barrels installed in local regional parks, permeable pavements, or public water fountains that have convenient faucets to fill a reusable water bottle, when you see a practice that supports the health of the earth and therefore of all of us, talk about it!
“The most important thing you can do to fight climate change: talk about it!"
Dr. Katharine Hayhoe