What We as a People Can Do

August 22, 2016 at 9:12 am Leave a comment

shoesTackling the energy transition, climate change, and energy inequality will require collective action and policy. So the most important thing we can do as individuals is to support equitable solutions to climate change, and support local democracy and engagement in local decisions about energy.

Nevertheless, our personal actions and choices also reverberate through our communities and can back our words with the authority of personal experience. Start by doing what you can to reduce your use of energy in general, and especially of fossil fuels. That requires developing awareness and changing habits. How much energy do you use? Where and how? Find out by doing a personal and household energy audit. Don’t just look at your electricity consumption (though that’s essential); also examine your gasoline and natural gas usage. Then make a plan, using a footprint calculator.[1]

Read What We as a People Can Do by Richard Heinburg and David Fridley at Resilience.org.

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Entry filed under: Active Transportation, Carbon_Emissions, Climate, Energy, Food, How-To, Reducing Consumption, Relocalization, Renewables.

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