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Take Sustainable Action

A menu of things you can do to help reverse climate change. They are brief, simple, thoroughly explained, and often quantified.

The following content is from the “Take Sustainable Action” section of the What on EARTH?! sustainability newsletter:

 

Take a Look at Your Carbon Footprint

Take a Look at Your Carbon Footprint

Take a Look at Your Carbon Footprint Yawn, I know. But if you're serious or even just curious about minimizing your personal footprint, you need to know what your footprint is in the first place right? That way you can figure out which actions to take that are the...

Use That Bike! Enormous Health and Sustainability Benefits

Use That Bike! Enormous Health and Sustainability Benefits

Use That Bike! The Enormous Health and Sustainability Benefits of Regular Cycling Did you know that biking is actually safer than driving?  Yes, I was surprised too. Even though bikers are more likely to get in an accident on any given trip, they end up living longer...

Hypermiling: Quick Tips to Drive More Sustainably

Hypermiling: Quick Tips to Drive More Sustainably

Hypermiling: How to Drive More Sustainably The strategy of getting the most distance out of your fuel   This is not an endorsement for driving. As I say in “How to Effectively Fight Climate Change”, being carless is the best. However, the reality is most of us drive...

The Climate Silence…and What You Can Do About it

The Climate Silence…and What You Can Do About it

The Climate Silence and What You Can Do About it People aren’t talking about climate change enough. 65% of people in the US “rarely” or “never” talk about climate change. Only 20% say they hear people they know talk about climate change at least once a month. Nearly 2...

Invest in Sustainable Companies, Not Fossil Fuels

Invest in Sustainable Companies, Not Fossil Fuels

Invest in Sustainable Companies, Not Fossil Fuels **I'm not an expert and this is not financial advice.** This tool from Fossil Free Funds allows you to see how much of your money in mutual funds and ETFs is invested in fossil fuels. I was surprised to see just how...

3 Ways to Help Climate Leaders Win on Election Day

3 Ways to Help Climate Leaders Win on Election Day

3 Ways to Help Climate Leaders Win on Election Day When it comes to helping reverse global warming, every little bit helps, but not all actions are equal. Voting for climate leaders and, even more so, encouraging others you know to do the same are some of those things...

Reasons to Get a Home Energy Audit and What it’s Like

Reasons to Get a Home Energy Audit and What it’s Like

Get a Home Energy Audit! ...even if you got one several years ago Schedule a home energy assessment if you haven't recently (or ever) to improve your home's energy efficiency. We did one this winter and reaped immediate benefits including: Over $350 worth of LED...

How to Stay Cool and Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

How to Stay Cool and Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Tips for Staying Cool and Minimizing Your Carbon Footprint The summers are getting hotter and hotter. And you absolutely should stay cool for your health (brain included), but here are some ways you could simultaneously reduce your energy bill and GHG emissions: The...

Conscious Consumerism: Buy Less (New) Stuff!

Conscious Consumerism: Buy Less (New) Stuff!

Conscious Consumerism: Buy Less (New) Stuff! Get smart about shopping The products we buy often consist of materials sourced from various parts of the world which are transported to a manufacturing facility, processed, and then transported to get to you. A lot of...

Conscious Consumerism: Sustainable Online Shopping

Conscious Consumerism: Sustainable Online Shopping

Conscious Consumerism: Sustainable Online Shopping When you do shop, be smart about it! People shop online all the time. The amount of packages delivered in the US has nearly doubled in the last decade. As a consumer, there are a couple of easy things you can do to be...

Ecosia: Plant Trees by Surfing the Web 

Ecosia: Plant Trees by Surfing the Web 

Ecosia: Plant Trees by Surfing the Web  You're going to love this one. So easy and good. Make Ecosia your default search engine! If you start using Ecosia, trees are planted thanks to your web searches. Sounds too good to be true right? That's what I thought, but I...

Call Your Rep!

Call Your Rep!

Call your representative! You are more powerful than you think you are. Use that influence.   It will take you 5 minutes, it makes a difference, and you'll be glad you did it. I am encouraging you to do this today, especially if you live in MA because we have an...

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