Believe in the Value of Your Actions—Now is Not the Time to Stop Doing Stuff

Believe in the Value of Your Actions—Now is Not the Time to Stop Doing Stuff

In the work we’ve been doing at Thinc for Expo2020, we’ve realized the importance of connecting our everyday seemingly small actions to the big moves of de-carbonization. I thought it was worth sharing this with everyone given Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement. Now is not the time to despair or stop taking action! There’s so much that we can continue to do and we should all feel assured that our everyday actions are meaningful. What can feel small and inconsequential really does contribute to a growing movement for de-carbonization, and can help educate younger generations around us and often correlates with increased health and wellbeing.

Reject disposable plastics: disposed plastics not only pollute the ocean and add to methane and carbon dioxide-emitting landfill, they are made from fossil fuels natural gas and oil. Buy less, reuse more, buy sustainable: the less we buy of just about anything helps slow down unsustainable manufacturing processes that use fossil fuels. Buying something made from aluminum, organic cotton or recycled materials is better. Even better is shopping around at local resellers, yard sales, buying used online and generally recycling goods through your community. Swap some meat for beans, or other protein sources: if we can help slow down the beef industry, in particular, we can reduce methane and carbon dioxide emissions. Choose a renewable energy power source: check out a retailer like Green Mountain Energy to choose renewable though your provider (https://www.greenmountainenergy.com)