Just because you're stuck in the house during the pandemic doesn't mean you can't fight climate change. Here are a few simple things you can do at home.
This Spring start by planting native species in your garden. This helps to support local biodiversity and livens up a living space. Check out the National Wildlife Federation's native plant finder to see what species are local to your area.
Try out new recipes that don't use beef. A pound of beef produces 20 times more greenhouse emissions than a pound of plant protein like beans or lentils and significantly more than other proteins like poultry and fish.
When you're online shopping choose a more eco-friendly shipping option instead of same day or two-day delivery. Freight trucks are responsible for almost a quarter of the transportation industry's carbon footprint. When you choose the slower option, companies have more time to plan and consolidate packages into delivery trucks. This means that trucks can carry more items at a time and make fewer trips back to pickup packages leading to fewer miles on the road and less greenhouse gas emissions.
We need the help of individuals, companies, organizations and governments to fight climate change on multiple levels. But you can still make a difference in your everyday life. What positive thing will you do today to help the planet?