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What is the role of individuals in combating climate change?

We are inspired by one of Margaret Mead’s quotes: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

Individual action on climate change can include personal choices in many areas, such as diet, means of long and short-distance travel, household energy use, consumption of goods and services, and family size. Individuals can also engage in local and political advocacy around issues of climate change. A simple three part mantra can bring about meaningful change in our daily lives:

1. Be Aware
– Read about climate and environmental issues
– Learn about the actions others are taking
– Ask elected representatives what environmental policies and legislations they support
– Support worthy causes

2. Be Mindful
– Read labels while shopping for clothes, groceries, or pretty much anything
– Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot (compost)
– Make conscious choices

3. Be Hopeful
– There is a lot of eco-anxiety these days, further compounded by the pandemic. Yet there are enough reasons to be hopeful – many individuals and communities all around the world are taking actions in their spheres of influence. Some of these inspiring stories are posted on the Sacred Groves blog page