The cover story of this week's Time Magazine is "The Global Warming Survival Guide: 51 Things That You Can Do To Make A Difference." The online version can be seen by clicking here.
The article starts, "Can one person slow global warming? Actually, yes. You—along with scientists, businesses and governments—can create paths to cut carbon emissions. Here is our guide to some of the planet's best ideas, with an assessment of their impact and feel—good factor."
The standards are on the list - use compact fluorescent lights, take a bus, etc. But, there are others that you might not have considered:
- 2. Get Blueprints For a Green House
- 6. Ditch the Mansion
- 8. Give New Life to Your Old Fleece
- 11. Take Another Look at Vintage Clothes
- 15. Move to a High-Rise
- 19. Buy Green Power, At Home or Away
- 22. Skip the Steak
- 39. Make Your Garden Grow
- 45. Make One Right Turn After Another
I get overwhelmed when I look at a list like this. After all, making 51 changes at once is a huge task. But, making one small change, then another, then another.... Before you know it, you look back and see that significant progress was made!
This is the idea behind the Community Climate Challenge sponsored by the Sustainable Energy Alliance and Campaign Earth. When you sign up for this program, we will send you a Challenge (via e-mail) to focus on for the month. After a year, you will have made small changes in 12 different areas of your life. One by one, we will all be making a difference. Join the Community! Sign up for the Challenge by clicking here.