Christy Walters of Reuse Revolution writes in her newsletter: “As individuals, we have the simple yet effective power to make our voices heard through our choices, our civic actions, and our personal interactions. What each of us does, and how we do it, has a huge ripple effect on our ecosystems, and on the pace of corporate and government action.”
Here are suggestions from earthday.org that Christy selected about how you, as an individual, can invest in our planet.
- Advocate for governments to make climate change and climate literacy a core feature of school curriculum across the globe. Learn more about climate literacy and sign the petition.
- Action requires education. Test your knowledge of climate and environmental literacy with a quiz!
- Calculate your personal carbon footprint and make changes to reduce it — it’s something we can all do to help the planet.
- Test your knowledge of regenerative agriculture and take a quiz!
- Individual and small group cleanups can have a major positive impact on your community. For us to make global change, we must have local action. Organizing your own cleanup? Here are some tips!
- Contact your representative and tell them that the health of people and the planet should be the top priority.
- Change your paper bills to online billing. You’ll be saving trees and the fuel it takes to deliver your bills by truck. Donate to The Canopy Project today to help save our forests!
- Send a letter or call your local elected leaders, urging them to ban plastic bags and other single-use plastic items.
- Help protect pollinators by pledging to go pesticide-free! We need pollinators to ensure the persistence of our crop yields and ensure healthy sustainable ecosystems now and in the future. Sign the pledge to limit the use of harmful pesticides in your garden.
- Buy local food to reduce the distance from farm to fork. Buy straight from the farm, frequent your local farmers’ market, or join a local food co-op.
- Save electricity and turn off lights when you leave the room.
- Test your knowledge of sustainable fashion. Take a quiz and learn more.
Christy Walters is the owner of Reuse Revolution, an online and in person store at 6750 Longshore Street in the North Market Bridge Park in Dublin. Reuse Revolution specializes in sustainable products for home and personal use. She writes an excellent eNewsletter that arrives, usually a couple of times a month. The eNews sign-up is at the bottom of the web page.
You can find this and all the Creation Care blogs for the church website I have written at my consolidating blog: ststephenscreationcare.blogspot.com
Thanks for your commitment to caring and acting for God’s creation!