With leaders and activists from all over the world in Paris this week talking big-picture solutions for climate change, we wanted to talk about the little picture. The things we, as individuals, can do to help slow climate change.
Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson talks with Tony Leiserowitz, director of the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication, about the choices and changes people can make in their daily lives to have an impact on climate, and how much those changes really matter.
10 Things You Can Do To Go Easier On The Earth
- Insulate your home
- Reuse and recycle everything you can
- Turn off the lights
- Replace incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs or LEDs
- Use new technologies, like motion sensors for lights
- Take shorter showers
- Eat less meat
- Waste less food
- Buy a more fuel-efficient car, or an electric car
- Drive less (carpool, walk, bike, use public transportation, combine trips)
- Tony Leiserowitz, director of the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication. He tweets @ecotone2.