Overwhelmed and worried? Want to help but don’t know what to do?
Here are some do-able actions that will really make a difference. Do something every week. Then tell somebody else what you did and how it felt. Invite a friend to take action with you on the bigger, more difficult projects like the 2013 Mass Action of the Year.
Eat small portions — mostly fruits and vegetables.
Arrange a home energy audit and seal indicated leaks
Recycle everything you can’t reuse, trade, or donate
Walk at least 3 miles weekly
Shop weekly at a Farmer’s Market
Refuse to fertilize or water lawn
Reduce spending for non-essentials and support locally owned business
Give up all soda pop drinks
Install low-flow shower heads and toilets
Buy products that come in recyclable packaging
Buy a bicycle and wear it out
Plant a garden (backyard, container, community plot, etc.)
Set thermostat to 68 in winter and to 78 in summer
Join in tree planting and tending projects
Cut meat consumption in half and eat only grass fed, free range animals.
Replace appliances as needed with “Energy Star” equipment
Compost food scraps
Cut fuel consumption in half: drive less, buy a hybrid, car pool, teleconference and use public transportation whenever possible
Join a retail Food Cooperative or CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)
Divest in fossil fuel companies (coal, gas, oil)
Advocate for clean, renewable energy (choose the Green Power option where available )