TOGETHER WE ARE A FORCE
If most of us believe that 'someone else will solve this one', then it's already too late.
Here's what you can do (it's important to note that these actions not only save the world, they save you money and make you smarter!):
1. Once you've seen "An Inconvenient Truth", pass it on... it would be most beneficial to spread the word to corporate leaders so that not just personal behavior but corporate procedure undergoes positive change. Pass the DVD around at work and encourage a mass viewing through your HR department if you have one.
2. Change your regular bulbs to compact fluorescent ones.
3. Drive less: walk, bike, carpool, or take metro transit.
4. Recycle more: before you throw it out, consider donating it to a friend, a relative, a homeless person, or THE GOODWILL.
5. Use less hot water: take shorter or cooler showers, switch to a low-flow showerhead, and wash your clothes in cold or warm water only.
6. Avoid products with a lot of packaging and try to avoiding products with a negative impact all together (ex. conflict diamonds or junk food): together, we the consumers have ultimate power over everything in America... if we choose not to buy it, corporations will stop making it. This way it's easy to see that money doesn't run the world, we do. Our demands shape the marketplace.
7. Adjust your thermostat: turn it down just 2 degrees in winter and up 2 in summer for a huge CO2 savings; try a digital thermostat to regulate temperature at all times of the day.
8. Plant a tree: now imagine if we made it a custom that every time a baby was born, to celebrate the occasion, we planted a tree. In time, (s)he would inherit the tree and take care of it, thus learning responsibility and partnership. This way each future person's life would be inexorably woven into the fabric of the Earth.
9. Turn off electronic devices when not using them (TV, DVD, stereo, computer). Unplug them when at all possible (i.e. your cell phone chargers when you’re not using it).
10. Be a part of the solution at ClimateCrisis.net
Thank you Mr. Leonardo Dicaprio for asking such a useful question. Thank you Mr. John Kerry for answering it, thus adding to its clout. Thank you Mr. Gore and everyone involved in the making of "An Inconvenient Truth."
"An Inconvenient Truth" (DVD) Inside cover.