We can live in the problem or live in the solution. With the current decision that President Trump made to abandon the Paris Accord many people are up in arms about his choice.
I personally find his choice terrible, but it’s the choice he made.
It’s human nature to want to live int the “ain’t it awful” space, but a better solution is to live in the solution.
We all have choices on how to deal with the situation. One is to complain and do nothing or we can look for ways to be in the solution.
Often, it’s easier to bitch and moan and groan. This can make us believe we are actually doing something about the problem, but in reality, if we don’t take action, we are left with the problem.
The other choice is to be accountable in whatever way we can. We can be the change we choose to see.
It takes effort to make changes that are positive in which we, the citizens of the world, take responsibility for what comes next.
What is your choice?
I found the following information about how each of us can make slight changes that actually will add up to massive changes at http://www.davidsuzuki.org/what-you-can-do/top-10-ways-you-can-stop-climate-change/
1. Be energy efficient
You already switch off lights — what’s next? Change light bulbs to compact fluorescents or LEDs. Unplug computers, TVs and other electronics when not in use. Wash clothes in cold or warm (not hot) water. Dryers are energy hogs, so hang dry when you can. Install a programmable thermostat. Look for the Energy Star® label when buying new appliances. And a home energy audit is cheaper than you think — book one today to find even more ways to save energy.
2. Choose renewable power
Ask your utility to switch your account to clean, renewable power, such as from wind farms. If it doesn’t offer this option yet, ask it to.
3. Eat wisely
Buy organic and locally grown foods. Avoid processed items. Grow some of your own food. And eat low on the food chain — at least one meat-free meal a day — since 18 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions come from meat and dairy production. Food writer Michael Pollan sums it up best: “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.”
4. Trim your waste
Garbage buried in landfills produces methane, a potent greenhouse gas. Keep stuff out of landfills by composting kitchen scraps and garden trimmings, and recycling paper, plastic, metal and glass. Let store managers and manufacturers know you want products with minimal or recyclable packaging.
What’s your choice?
What are actions you can take to be a part of the solution? What are you already doing that sets the example for others