4Rs Tip for 07.15.2022 – Best Ways to Take Action

New Schedule – 4Rs is Going Bi-Weekly

I’ve been writing this weekly blog now for over six months. While it’s one of the most fulfilling things I spend time on, I need to make time for the work that keeps the lights on. 

With that said, I am moving the 4Rs to a bi-weekly blog post. I hope you will continue to read my posts every other week and use them to keep making changes that will help save our planet.

Human impact got us in this situation
and is the only thing that can get us out.
Take action TODAY!

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Fight Overwhelm – Pick Consistent Actions and Take Charge

It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the climate crisis and all the work that’s in front of us. I know, I feel it every day. But reality is knocking on our door in the form of severe weather, climate refugees, and our failing health.

What our planet needs is for us to act!

Pick two actions you can do regularly to help our planet and the human race survive.

  • Learn how to find joy while taking climate action. Watch this 10-minute Ted Talk from climate activist and marine biologist, Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson.
  • Work to reduce your plastic consumption. Most plastics belong in your trash, not in recycling. Actively pay attention to how much you throw out every day. These resources can help.
  • Use your t.v. to educate you and your community. Watch documentaries and videos that reveal the seriousness of the situation; share them with friends and family.
    • My sister recently turned me onto the documentary, “Eating our way to extinction.” The film reveals the reality of what our eating habits are doing to the planet and our bodies. Watch it on Prime. It will make you rethink how you eat. It did for me.
    • Watch this video from National Geographic – The Water Crisis. Learn the severity of the problem and how you can help save water, one of our most precious resources.
    • One of my favorite sources is PBS videos on climate change. Always very informative and eye-opening.
    • Practice minimalism. 
  • Get the Climate Action Now app on Apple or Google Play store. It makes it easy to take daily actions and send emails. I send five to ten emails a day to my state and federal representatives. It takes no more than 15 minutes. I love it! 
  • Make sure you know who your state and federal representatives are and get online to find out what they support. Call your reps or send them emails to let them know you are against continuing our reliance on fossil fuels. After all, they work for you!
    • Hint: You can use the Climate Action Now app to send regular emails to your government representatives in minutes.

Why It’s Important – Don’t Live Like an Ostrich

Sticking your head in the sand and not paying attention to our climate emergency won’t do you any good. You will be less prepared when fires or floods knock on your door and food shortages become a way of life.

If you haven’t yet felt the impact of fires, floods, and droughts you will, and a lot soon than you think.

This quote from an article by EcoWatch brings home why I write this blog.

“While to many the climate debate may seem remote from daily life, the small decisions that we all can make—how much water we use, the products we buy, how we vote—are personal and possible. And they become easier the more we are aware of the consequences.”

Mother Earth needs our help! The more aware we are of the problem the better chance we have of averting the consequences of the human impact on our source of life.

With Much Gratitude

That’s it for today’s post. Please share these tips with every earth-friendly human you know. Mother Earth is counting on us!

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