The world is a fragile ecosystem, the climate is changing after years of drilling and resource burning. It seems incredibly scary and there’s so much happening all at once, but you can do several things to combat climate change and create a cleaner world. Of course, you can’t do everything yourself, but you can change some things here and there, and be an advocate for a better world.
Fight for Change
One of the best things that you can do that may actually be the hardest to achieve is to fight for change through activism, voting, and protesting. Making significant changes takes a lot of work when some changemakers in the world can be so obstinate, but it doesn’t mean you can’t do everything in your power to disrupt them. This country desperately needs structural change to address the expansion of drilling and the exploitation of natural resources. Without raising your voice alongside others in the same sinking boat as you, nothing is going to change—the status quo is going to keep chugging along.
Think About Transportation
While changing your transportation habits is not going to make as significant of a difference as governmental action will, it is still something you can immediately do to help the world. For example, consider walking, biking, or taking public transit instead of driving everywhere you go. Additionally, consider going out less. For example, consider growing your produce and feeding yourself if you usually go to the grocery store every few days.
Another way to think about transportation is by upgrading your vehicle and incorporating more eco-friendly parts. For example, a quality air intake system is important for your car because it can lead to cleaner emissions and overall better fuel efficiency, meaning you’re consuming less gas overall. It’s not the biggest change, but a lifestyle full of changes like this will create a bigger impact in the long run.
In addition to changing how you get places, consider changing how you eat. Factory farms and animal agriculture are some of the biggest contributors to climate change, and there’s a simple way to stop contributing to it—going vegan. It seems like an extreme option for many, but in today’s world, it is easier to do than ever before because of just how many plant-based alternatives exist. Even many mainstream restaurants have more vegan options, making it easier than ever to dramatically reduce your carbon footprint, and save some animals at the same time.
These are just a few of the different ways you can combat climate change and create a cleaner world, but the most important of them is fighting for change through protests and voting. Individual action is important because you don’t want to contribute to further issues by polluting, but more important than this action is structural change. Unfortunately, right now that change seems far off on the horizon, but with enough voices and enough collective action, maybe things can change, and the Earth can begin recovering.