As 2017 rolls out and 2018 rolls in, remember to set some environmental goals for the new year. As people of this planet earth we all should be aware of our warming climate, and how we are causing it! Yes, it is very cold in many places this new year, but it is the over all tend that our planet is warming, not just one or two events, that we need to worry about. Extreme weather events, warming and rising oceans, and drought should not be ignored. CNN has an easy list of things you can do. Read it here.
We know this congress won’t take on climate change so each of us needs to take personal action instead of blaming a disfunctional political body. Our own health and safety as well as the health of our earth depends on it.
The election is over and repairing and cleaning from Hurricane Sandy is moving along even though not as fast as some wish. Scientists agree our earth is heating up. We can’t stop mega storms from happening, but maybe simple things we do can lessen the intensity. What lessons can we learn, and how can each of us make a smaller footprint?
Today as I was taking the bus into downtown Minneapolis my thoughts turned to how dependent we are on our cars, and the irony of New York City’s Sandy when many in NYC don’t even own cars. They live the epitome of a “public transportation life.” Just imagine, If each of us in solidarity with New York City eliminated one personal car use this week, or consolidated several car trips, what a big difference for our environment with little effort on our part.
Begin a reduction diet from auto emissions. Walk, car pool, bike or take the bus for one or more trips this week, change the status quo, have more fun, and get some exercise, also!