This year, I’ve resolved to do one thing every day to take action against Climate Change.
We know that the problem is so large that it can cause us to disengage or, worse, get caught in anxiety loops. Over the last year, I’ve tried to find small things in my control that I can do to contribute, both for my health and the health of the planet.
I joined Citizen’s Climate Lobby in January, which made me aware of so many more options on how I could contribute. This led to the idea of doing one small thing every day.
I’ll be logging my weekly actions on this blog, partly for personal accountability, and partly out of the hope that other can see how little effort some of them can be. I don’t think I’ll have a perfect record, so whenever I get to 7 contributions I’ll publish a new post.
Here’s my first list:
- Feb 3: Spoke with a Climatefast organizer for 10 mins about hosting a Kitchen Table Conversation on climate change.
- Feb 4: Commented on this City of Toronto motion to oppose the Province’s plans to replace a large proportion of Pickering’s nuclear energy output with gas-fired plants. Sent it to friends with instructions on how to comment. Also read John Stephenson’s excellent letter on the topic.
- Feb 5: Signed up for a Canadian CCL call.
- Feb 6: Read two sections of Climate Change Science Basics.
- Feb 7: Read two more sections.
- Feb 8: Joined ClimateFast on a 2-hour educational call to learn how to host a Kitchen Table Conversation.
- Feb 10: Reached out to several friends about small actions we can take now on the gas plants issue.