Tell leaders to stop all oil, coal, and gas projects.
Take The Florida Climate Pledge.
We need to economically incentivize and legally enforce a complete and just transition away from fossil fuels to a new clean energy economy. We can do our part by buying electric, taking mass transit, riding together, and turning off lights. Going car-free is the number one energy saver individuals can take.
We need to economically incentivize landowners and farmers to produce alternate food sources that don't require cutting down any more of our trees. Beef, soy, palm oil, and wood products drive the majority of global deforestation. We can do our part by buying products and eating only foods that don’t deforest our planet.
Reforest our communities. We can do our part by planting trees. By planting more than a half-trillion trees, we can capture about 205 gigatons of carbon, reducing atmospheric carbon by 25 percent, enough to negate about 20 years of human-produced carbon emissions at the current rate. That’s about 6 trees apiece for the world population. While we still need to cut carbon, it’s a start.
Americans have a greater carbon footprint, per capita than anywhere else in the world. But we can learn from developed countries that have carbon footprints a third of ours, and from entrepreneurial businesses that have already developed the technology to bring about necessary change here in the US. Let's get the conversation started-everywhere. Ask your school to make climate education a fundamental part of the curriculum.
Switch to alternate food sources to make deforestation for agriculture purposes unnecessary. Change what you eat; change how much you eat; change how much you waste, and avoid single-use plastics.