"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." Margaret Mead
In this section of the website we provide a range of actions that can be taken that support the restoration of health for people and our planet. Will Grant has identified 4 levels of actions that can be taken as:
One of the best overall lists of what an individual can do comes from the Elders Climate Action. We highly recommend using this link as a great starting point to help answer the question, "What can I do as an individual?" A really good starting point is to assess your current carbon footprint. Most of the analyzer tools provide specifc individual actions based on their assessments. There are many carbon footprint analyzer tools. We list 3 here for your consideration:
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
The Nature Conservancy
World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
People ask us at Synectics what we are doing to help reduce our climate footprint. Here are examples of what we are doing listed under Will Grant's template:
Some examples of what we have done at Synectics are:
With our client base of organizations and regenerative leaders, we have taken the following actions:
We have joined the following very effective organizations focused on policy and collective action:
Citizen’s Climate Lobby
Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a non-profit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change.
Our consistently respectful, nonpartisan approach to climate education is designed to create a broad, sustainable foundation for climate action across all geographic regions and political inclinations. By building upon shared values rather than partisan divides, and empowering our supporters to work in keeping with the concerns of their local communities, we work towards the adoption of fair, effective, and sustainable climate change solutions.
In order to generate the political will necessary for passage of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act we train and support volunteers to build relationships with elected officials, the media and their local community.
Elders Climate Action
Elders Climate Action is committed to a non-partisan effort to end the climate crisis and build a just and sustainable future for our children, our grandchildren, and all children. "Some of us are new to climate activism and some have been working for years, but each of us has faced a personal reckoning and decided that there is no better use of our wisdom and strength, our time and resources, and our anger and good will, than to join in this struggle. We believe that collective action is the most effective way to force policy changes on the scale and timetable that will be necessary to protect all of us. And we mean all of us, in all our colors, genders, abilities, origins and political persuasions, poor and rich, young and old and, most importantly, our most vulnerable."
The following link is a great resource for answering the question, “What can I do about climate change?”
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