Possibilities: —choose one or two areas that really speak to you and either start doing or deepen what you are already doing. —send your version of this letter off to at least one other person —know more clearly that you are part of a large interconnected web and only need to do your small part … Continue reading Script: draft of possible actions
Do you have a strong interest in and connection to orcas? Lichen? Trees? Forests? Deer? Native plants to your area? Butterflies? Bees? Blueberries? Mosses? Fungi? Frogs?Cacti? Birds? Or…? Are you interested in learning about them more and helping protect their environments?
We need more people looking our entire planet, including our atmosphere. It would be helpful if they come from many different groups, so there are many perspectives.
We need to find new stories to tell each other that bring us ultimately joy as we live on this minuscule in ways that are not so damaging to us and many other species. Anyone interested in interviewing people who are working on climate change issues in good ways? Perhaps put these interviews on a … Continue reading Stories
Carbon taxes, carbon offsets, cap and trade, and other political responses. Are you interested in learning about any of these possible approaches? Could you educate others? Are there any practical things to do?
There are some very good (and some less good) Carbon Footprint Calculators. Our current favorite is on Shrink That Footprint. When starting to calculate your footprint, you’ll need some information about your current lifestyle, including electricity, heat, and water usage and your travel habits. I gathered my info in a spreadsheet (with a date), so … Continue reading Calculating your carbon footprint
Many people for many different reasons find this enormous issue challenging to even begin to grasp. Are you interested in helping? What are good resources for all of us in this arena?
http://changingclimates.colostate.edu/action1.html And what do we think about Reality Drop?
Supporting agroforestry? http://www.forestag.com/index.html and http://grist.org/food/put-a-tree-on-it-can-agroforestry-help-combat-climate-change/ This could be interesting for the $ donation/investment question
Are you interested in following legislative issues? Do you have resources for helping track legislative issues? Could you keep the rest of us informed about how best to easily send emails? Could you craft sample letters? Could you help us learn what are the most effective ways to communicate with politicians these days?