The important thing is just get started – the feeling of satisfaction of doing one or two items will give us momentum. As the saying goes: “Nothing succeeds like success.”
The GCCM site also offers suggestions for improving the carbon footprint of one’s church, synagogue or small business, as well as ideas for climate advocacy like how to divest investments from fossil fuel stocks, or how to change one’s dietary carbon footprint by observing one meatless day per week.
The Global Catholic Climate Movement also offers tools to help your community start a discussion and action group, which can send letters asking President Trump to change his views on climate change – people of faith reminding him that global warming harms the weakest and poorest among us first, and harms them worst.
(Note: Global Warming for Busy People supports the Global Catholic Climate Movement with an annual contribution.)
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Not sure how to start saving the planet (civilization, really)? Start by always remembering that “Hope is a renewable resource.”
Then, our practical answer becomes “Deeply know the personal Superpowers” we all bring to the game of life:
3) To save the planet, USE OUR VOICES and take advocacy seriously! Never miss a vote and never, ever stop influencing your government and all businesses locally, at the state level, and at the national level. As well, set a solid example for all around you to see. Jawbone to others about what we need to do, and influence them as peers. Finally, have an annual cash donations program. All of these are ways we can use our voices.
Stay focussed: Lead the way with substantive global warming solutions. (Far from being a bummer, this is actually a fun trend for each of us to be part of… get energized!) Our kids and their kids will be proud of us.
And in all cases and at all times, cast aside the learned-helplessness that infects so much of modern life… the time is now for climate change solutions. Never give up.
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