- TAKE ACTION – Tips for ordinary People
Join a local group
SCCAN – firstname.lastname@example.org, CCL – Lynda Marin – email@example.com
Talk to City Council / Supervisors , Contact state & national reps
Demand EMERGENCY ACTION NOW – see page
2. At WORK, SCHOOL, HOME
Reduce FOOD WASTE and packaging waste.
Be observant and reduce/report wastage of food, energy, materials or, excess plastic use
Whenever possible use a bus, bike, e-bike or carpool or TELECOMMUTE
Used 3 year old electric cars are a great deal – low price, low maintenance, very low emissions
REDUCE FLYING – use Zoom or similar for 2/3 meetings whether business or family.
Take vacations by bus/train or closer to home
4. HOME OR BUSINESS ENERGY
Sign up for MONTEREY BAY COMMUNITY POWER – clean locally run – expanded and renamed 3CE – Central Coast Community Energy!
Adjust thermostat to 68F winter, (A/C 75F summer) Close doors/windows if using energy
Use LED lights – Switch OFF things not used
Install Efficient Electric appliances (not Gas) – new gas hook-ups now banned in Santa Cruz
5. Adjust your DIET
eat LOCAL, mostly organics, eat MORE fruit and veg
LESS MEAT (espec. Beef and pork) details and links here
REUSE when possible. Buy LESS new stuff
Look for RECYCLABLE packaging, COMPOST organics at home
7. VOTE for those who will make CHANGES!
8. Learn & Talk – there’s HOPE
Learn and share worldwide solutions
TALK and LISTEN and share feelings – talk to parents, friends, neighbors etc.
9. Support Climate Smart Ag and other ways to take CO2 out of the air