A global problem like climate change demands solutions that are just as big. Some countries have become climate leaders, but many American politicians and industries are still blocking climate and energy policy reforms at the national level.
That’s where individual choices come in. Check out the following five ideas for curbing your personal carbon footprint that can also help you nail New Year’s resolutions to eat healthier, get fit, and save money.
How we spend money can send as strong a message as who gets our vote. (In the post–Citizens United era, some might say stronger.) Politicians and lobbyists inside the Beltway will continue to spar over long-term climate and energy policies this year. But opting for products and services that cut greenhouse gas emissions will continue to send the message that more and more, Americans are serious about climate action.