Five Wild Picks / Resolutions for the Planet
By the end of January, one-third of New Year's resolutions will have already been abandoned. But with the climate crisis at our doorstep, we owe it to ourselves and the planet to commit to taking action year-round. Here are five resolutions each of us can make that reduce our carbon footprints, shift markets and influence policymakers:
1) Eat less meat and dairy. Every time you sit down to eat, you can choose plant-based foods that are healthier for you and the planet.
2) Go solar. Even if you can't put solar panels on your roof, you can support the solar revolution by investing in community solar or urging your local utility to support rooftop-solar expansion.
3) Change up your commute. Cut down your daily tailpipe emissions by walking, biking, carpooling or choosing public transit whenever possible.
4) Practice safe sex. By using contraception, you can ensure that you only add to your family if and when you're ready.
5) Get politically involved. No matter how committed we are to our resolutions, our ability to stick with them is shaped by the policies that determine whether climate-friendly choices are available. Tell your representatives to make climate action a priority.
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