What’s Next For Climate Action?

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So most if not all Climate Strike events are winding down.
Now what?

 

1. make sure you’re actually registered to vote:

In the US you can double check here ➡️ Am I registered to vote?
Need help getting to the voter I.D. office or the polls, go here ➡️  carpoolvote.com
Then ask family, friends, and co-workers if they are registered.

2. donate:

Here are several of the organizations I support and you can support!

 3. join your local Climate Lobby:

The Citizens Climate Lobby is a great organization that will put you in touch with your legislators. They will help you successfully advocate for a carbon tax, and equip you with the tools to be a more active citizen.

4. check your investments & where you shop

Do they lobby, give money, or support the fossil fuel industry? Know where YOUR money is being spent!

5. email your reps & take action:

Take a look at your local Sierra Club Chapter and find the section where they have bills currently in your legislature and actions you can take to be involved.

6. stop using single-use plastics:

Hopefully you’re already doing this or in the process of converting but if not…? IHead over to ➡️  7 easy ways to ditch single-use plastics, and get started!

7. eat plant-based:

It’s that simple to lower your carbon footprint. You can start with Meatless Monday as a start. Then browse the web for some delicious Vegan/Vegetarian recipes and change your life and health, forever!

8. use green living solutions:

The Queen Of Green

9. change your bulbs:

Use only LED bulbs.

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Want even more ideas, there’s so much we as individuals can do!!?? Check out the links below for more ways you can take action and stay up to date on upcoming events to speak out about our defending precious planet And be up to date with statistics and trends relating to climate change. 

earthday.org

NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council)

Climate Kids

NASA

NOAA

The United Nations 2019 Reports On Climate Change

Canada take action –  The David Suzuki Foundation

You Can Help Our Rainforests

You can protect the Rainforest wildlife habit every day. When you click, their sponsors fund the preservation of habitat. Just click to give!

Every day areas of the rainforest are being destroyed at an alarming rate. We are losing an estimated 137 plant, insect and animal species each day , or more than 50,00 species per year. The Earth loses 18.7 million acres of forests per year, which is equal to 27 soccer fields every minute, according to the World Wildlife Fund. 

More than half of the world’s 10 million species call the tropical rainforests home and humans are the main cause of rainforest habitat destruction. We are cutting down rainforests for many reasons, including: wood for both timber and making fires; agriculture for farms; grazing land for cattle; pulp for making paper; road construction for work crews; and extraction of minerals and energy.

Rainforests are also threatened by climate change,  which contributes to droughts. Drought causes die-offs of trees and dries out the fallen leaves, increasing the risk of rainforest fires, which sometimes are even set by land developers, ranchers, plantation owners, and loggers. About half of the world’s tropical forests have been cleared, according to the FAO.  According to the WWF, It is estimated that 15 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions come from deforestation. In 2016, global tree cover loss reached a record of 73.4 million acres (29.7 million hectares), according to the University of Maryland.

The effects of losing the rainforest are far reaching and how high the degree of impact of the decline of rainforests still has many unanswered questions but one thing is certain, the effects are happening right now, it’s only a matter of how bad will it get, how bad will we allow it to get. 

Rainforest Facts – The Disappearing Rainforests

Daily clicks may seem like a small thing to do. But with these numbers of destruction daily, even us all doing this one small thing daily will make a direct impact on the conservation of this vital land and the stunning wildlife that call the rainforests ‘home’.

 

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Animals Who Call The Rainforest Home