AFRAID OF DONALD TRUMPS VIEWS ON CLIMATE CHANGE? HERE ARE FOUR THINGS YOU CAN DO TO KEEP UP THE FIGHT.
After the events of November 8th, and the shocking election of Mr. Trump as the next president of the United States, it seems as if half of the country is uncertain about its future. One of our biggest concerns is his views on the current-happening, global warming. Not only does he think it’s a hoax but, to add to our fears, he just appointed a climate change skeptic to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, and the EPA is the agency that has been doing major research and implementing major programs to combat climate change. But, fear not, here are four things we all can do to help slow down climate change, regardless of who sits in the oval office:
1. SPEAK OUT: Send a message to your elected representatives and show them how much climate change is effecting us today, and how it will affect us in the next 10, 30 or 50 years. Droughts and all.
2. GET INVOLVED: There are a number of non-profit organizations such as American Rivers, Defenders of WildLife, and Earthjustice that will continue the fight for our planet, even if our president believes otherwise. If the environment is a huge concern for you, you can be a huge help by volunteering within your local city. If you start locally, your influence is bound to spread to other cities. Get involved!
3. SHRINK YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT: If you haven’t already, start recycling more. Power off electronic devices when they are not being used, carpool more often, walk more, cycle more, use public transportation. Not only will it help with the environment and slow CO2 emissions, but it may have a positive impact on your own health. Which brings us to # 4…
4. TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF: The idea is to get involved in things that take you outdoors, such as signing up to clean a local river, plant trees or monitoring your city or town’s water supply. All of these and more can not only help your environment, but has some “restorative” effects as well.
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