Thursday, April 2, 2009
Global Warming, What Can I Do?
I saw this polar bear strolling on thin ice, and it left me to wonder, “What can a Burrito like me do to stop global warming?”
First: understand the problem:
There are numerous articles linked from this page that offer a wealth of information. http://topics.nytimes.com/topics/news/science/topics/globalwarming/index.html (be sure to look at the North Pole retreating ice graphic about half way down the page)
Second: simple lifestyle adjustments:
- Switch motors = bike, walk, carpool, combine trips, public transportation
- Eat Greener = eat less meat and dairy
- Smarter homes = lower your thermostat, use new fluorescent bulbs, unplug tvs, chargers and computers
Third: get involved!
Please take a moment to visit www.stopglobalwarming.org
At http://www.stopglobalwarming.org/sgw_actionitems.asp you can join over one million other supporters to demand our leaders to freeze and reduce carbon dioxide emissions now. Also on this page you will see over 30 relatively easy and quick methods for you to “individually” make a difference. I know, not everyone can make every change listed, but real change comes from each individual action. Be aware of global warming in your daily life and express your concerns to your friends and family. “We are all contributors to global warming and we all need to be part of the solution.”
You can also get involved locally by encouraging your neighbors, city, schools and other organizations to think about the global warming problem with each decision they make. Encourage recycling, bike paths, ride share, eliminating plastic bags and less wasteful use of energy in heating and lighting. The list goes on and on but in reality there is no time to waste. Our planet needs your help.