Climate Crisis is contributing to increased air pollution, deforestation, ocean acidification, wildfires, droughts, heat waves and sea level rise, which threaten our health, our livelihoods and our future. We need to reduce carbon pollution to avoid more environmental degradation.
Below are some ways to fight the climate crisis:
Top 5 Ways to Fight Climate Crisis
- Use energy wisely – and save money too!
- Change to energy-efficient light bulbs
- Unplug electronics when they're not in use
- Green your commute
- Take public transit or ride a bike
- Switch to electric or hybrid vehicle
- Consume less, waste less
- Use reusable water bottles and replace tupperware with glass snapware
- Reduce food waste
- Make sure your tires are properly inflated
- Under-inflated tires have a negative effect on fuel economy
- Improve your gas mileage and reduce trips to the pump by keeping your tires inflated to proper pressure
- Calculate your carbon footprint
- Use an online tool to calculate and track your carbon footprint
- Make small changes in your lifestyle and you can make a big difference
Top 5 Alternative Ways to Fight Climate Crisis
- Recycle your clothes
- Look for retailers that offer recycling programs
- Refurbish and resell your gently won garments
- Remove your lawn
- Lawns require extra water, gas-powered equipment, and fertilizer that pollutes waterways
- Less grass equals less gas
- Eat less meat
- Reducing meat consumption can save carbon
- Swapping red meat for fish and chicken
- Start composting
- Transform food scraps and lawn clipping into fresh soil
- Reduces the impact of chemical fertilizers that runoff into our rivers
- Only wash your car in a self-serve car wash
- Washing your car at home causes polluted water to run into sewers
- Self-serve stations use around 12 to 18 gallons of water per vehicle compared to up to 100 gallons at home
We need to continue to work together in order protect what we have today and preserve our natural resources for future generations.
Visit climateassessment.ca.gov for more information and to find resources on how we can fight climate crisis.
If you need additional assistance or have any questions about a state-related matter, please do not hesitate to reach out to my district office at (323) 436-5184.