If you are feeling flustered by the fact that America is leaving the Paris Climate Agreement, you are in good company. While overseas it was endearing to see so many cities embracing solar farms, educating communities about how to reduce their waste, and incentivizing businesses to go green. The hope for a brighter future - one with less asthma, less dying species, days where China's air is not rated for whether it is safe to breathe- seemed possible. So it has been extremely challenging for me to return to the country I love, a so called leader in the world, to see our politicians turning their backs on the health of our people & the well being of our planet.
So I freaked out.
Then I decided that action was better than complaining on facebook or whining about it with loved ones.
Pretty quickly I realized that there is a lot that one person can do.
Consider volunteering for a local chapter to aid with environmental impacts. Whats great about this is that you can commit as little or much time as you have and can make your involvement as hands on as you want.
No spare time?
Clean Your Space
They say home is where your heart it. So if your heart is hoping for a happier environment start showcasing it in your home.
Though the US may be pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement, there is a huge swell of support coming from cities and states across the country vying to fight climate change. This flourish of support at a grassroots level can be even more demonstrable if every citizen does their part. You may feel like you do not have time, or money, or skills to aid with a cleaner tomorrow- but you can make a difference. By doing a little bit, every day, you can ensure that our skies are brighter, our waters are cleaner, our shorelines swell less, and our planet lasts longer.
You can make the world a better place.
Believer that everyone is special.