To Save the Planet, Change Ourselves First: 10 Ways to Reduce Your Family’s Carbon Footprint

From Eryn Gable of the healthy lifestyle website The Spruce:

“The choices we make in our everyday lives have a profound effect on our environment, but there are simple actions you can take to reduce that impact. Here’s a list of 10 ways to reduce your family’s carbon footprint to get you started.”

Great list, and I urge everyone to spend six months working on reducing their personal carbon footprint, as a pre-step before moving on to using your voice for advocacy or investing one’s career in a field that is on the side of a clean, healthy future.

Here’s why those six months are smart move:

Not only will you:

a) Clean up your lifestyle’s greenhouse gas pollution and protect the generations-a-comin’, but the six month process will give you a bonus:

b) One heck of an education in global warming solutions.

This twofer is efficient use of your time, as a busy person who nevertheless strives to make the world a better place.   There is much to like about this path…

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Not sure how to start saving the planet (civilization, really)?  Start by always remembering Al Gore’s famous saying: “Hope is a renewable resource.”  

Then, our practical answer becomes “Deeply know the personal Superpowers” we all bring to the game of life: 

1) To save the planet, CHANGE OURSELVES FIRST;

2) To save the planet, INVEST OUR WORKING LIVES;

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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