By | Bernard Marr
As I am writing this article, it is the halfway point of the COB 26 climate change conference in Glasgow, and the Metronome clock in New York reads “7 years, 84 days, 11 hours, 34 minutes and 11 seconds until the Earth experiences irreversible damage from global warming. It is time for all of us to act now and there are things we call all do right now.
Of course, the biggest steps in the fight against climate change need to happen at a government level, but there are things all of us can do to reduce our impact and pull together to help fight climate change. The good news is that taking action doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive.
Here are nine ways you can start to protect the environment today:
Travel responsibly. Transport is one of the most polluting sectors in the world. Lower your environmental impact by walking or cycling instead of driving, choosing trains over planes, and vacationing closer to home. I have pretty much stopped travelling anywhere for business (especially on planes) as working from home is easier than ever.
Vote and advocate. Vote for people who represent your values and make the environment a top priority. Hold your local and national politicians accountable by making phone calls or writing letters. Attend constituency meetings and speak out about key issues on social media.