What Can You Do to Stop Climate Change?

How can you stop climate change?

What can you actually do to stop climate change? World leaders are meeting this week in Paris to address climate change on a global scale. At Big Green Purse, we focus on what we ALL can do at home and in our communities.

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One important step we can take is to embrace the science. There is now near unanimous consensus that climate change is happening. Scientists know burning fossil fuels like coal and oil releases carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere. That CO2 creates a gaseous blanket that traps heat between the upper atmosphere and the Earth, causing our planet to heat up. Scientists also agree that nations must transition to fuel from renewable energy sources in order to stop climate change.

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Second, we need to switch from coal and oil to energy that comes from the sun, the wind, and other renewable energy resources. Already, the renewable energy industry is growing faster than almost any other industry in the U.S. But we can do more, by purchasing wind power through our local utility company, by installing solar collectors on our rooftops, or by joining community power plans that promote solar and wind.

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Third, we can help stop climate change by saving energy at home. Insulating our homes, using energy-saving light bulbs and appliances, using a programmable thermostat, these are all measures within our reach.

Ready to get started?

Here’s a round-up of the best information we’ve offered and the most helpful advice we’ve given on ways we can make a difference in our homes and communities.

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6 things you need to know about the Clean Power Plan

5 sure-fire ways to lower your energy costs

If there’s any other information about climate change you need, please let me know.

If you’re wondering what technologies can help you start saving energy at home, we’ve pulled together examples in our Amazon store here.

 

We’d love to know what you’re already doing to save energy, so please share!

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