The climate crisis needs all hands on deck, and every passionate individual can make a tangible difference.
For math behind solutions that can be implemented today, visit Project Drawdown.
For some introductory environmental ethics, reach for Leopold's A Sand County Almanac or Rachel Carson's Silent Spring. These are classics that are easy to read!
For a quick video to inspire yourself and others to cherish the Earth, Carl Sagan's Pale Blue Dot changes perspectives.
Individual lifestyle changes:
Carpool or bike to work if possible, you'll save money and carbon!
Reduce your waste! Trash produces methane (a potent greenhouse gas) in landfills. See this example of using a reusable coffee cup.
Vote according to your principles! Demand comprehensive climate plans from candidates, make your voice heard.
Switch to a Plant-Rich Diet. It is potentially the greatest impact you can have on the climate as an individual, and it's healthy for you!
Contribute your human capital:
Find ways to leverage simple ideas on a large scale. Take initiative where you work: convincing management to turn off the lights overnight for an entire office building could save a lot of money and carbon. Become a champion for sustainable ideas within your company. Check out Georgia Tech's Carbon Reduction Challenge for innovative ideas!