1. TAKE ACTION – Tips for ordinary People

Join a local group

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 

3. TRANSPORT

  • 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 COMMUNITY POWER – clean locally run – for Monterey Bay area Central Coast Community Energy
  • Support local resilient micro-grids
  • 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 and many cities

5. Adjust your DIET

6. Recycle

  • 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

  • Check DRAWDOWN drawdown.org   and our several drawdown pages
  • Learn and share worldwide solutions – see recent IPCC page
  • TALK and LISTEN and share feelings – talk to parents, friends, neighbors etc.

9. Support Climate Smart Ag aka Regenerative Ag and other ways to take CO2 out of the air

updated 9/18/21