We can’t all be Greta Thunberg, but your choices have a ripple effect

Greta says that our climate actions send messages to others and encourage governments to take action. We know our DJC community is concerned about the climate crisis and, as a community, we can make a difference by taking both individual and collective action.

The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) stressed that individual action, plus collective action, is required to mitigate and prevent the worst potential climate change impacts. The impact of individual actions is even greater in areas with higher wealth and higher consumption lifestyles.

Perhaps you’ve been taking steps at home to reduce your carbon footprint. Have you read books on climate warming, listened to podcasts or attended educational webinars? Have you had discussions with family and friends? Have you signed petitions? Have you written letters or called politicians? Have you joined with other groups to take action or participated in a climate strike?

You might be interested in tracking and improving on your own carbon footprint. If so, here is a carbon calculator that is fun and informative for measuring your own progress in reducing carbon emissions.

Our actions do have a ripple effect. We’d like to know what actions you’ve taken or what changes you’ve made. Send your actions to djcclimateaction@gmail.com and we may feature them in an upcoming newsletter. Please tell us if you’d also like to have your name attached to your actions.

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