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The unstoppable power of collective climate action

published Oct 08, 2020

Ever wonder what one person can do to help the climate? We get it — the problem is big, and our actions can feel small.

But our actions add up, and add up fast. Think about how much has shifted in just the past two years. In 2018, Greta Thunberg started her world-changing school strikes, sparking a movement that spread across the globe, inspiring millions to join in. Since then, cities have invested in green infrastructure, financial institutions have divested from fossil fuels, and over 60 countries have pledged to go net zero by 2050.

Those changes didn’t happen just because of one person. They happened because millions of people voted, protested, called their representatives, and organized. We’ve achieved a lot, but there’s still a long way to go. Now’s the time to make our voices even louder.

Here are three ways you can amplify your own voice, inspire others, and help push the climate movement forward.

1. Get Social

For decades, we’ve all been too silent about climate change. Recent studies show that 60% of Americans are alarmed or concerned about the climate, but only 24% hear people talking about global warming once a month or more.

If we want to create an undeniable, massive wave of support for climate action, then this has got to change. The good news is, we all have the power to kick off a climate conversation, whenever we want. That’s how we normalize climate concern and spark a movement.

Ready to get started? Here are some tips for effective climate conversations.

Climate Conversation Checklist

2. Get Political

The number one thing you can do for the climate? Vote. Vote local, vote national, and in every election. If we’re going to have a chance, we must elect politicians who will prioritize our future and fight for the climate.

In between elections, we can get organized, to make sure we’re holding our leaders accountable and keeping our eyes on the goal — decarbonization as quickly as possible.

Ready to get started? Dive in:

Political Climate Action Checklist

3. Get Informed

Climate misinformation is big business, and unless you’ve spent your life studying the science, it can be hard to parse fact from fiction.

Luckily, there are incredible climate journalists and scientists who spend every day combing through data and sharing the latest with their readers. We’ve put together a short list of our favorite recommended resources below.

Climate Resources Checklist

At the end of the day, solving a problem this big and complex requires that we all change our ways, from the way we eat, to commute, to shop. Politicians and governments can make these changes easier for us, but it does take action from all of us. And in the meantime, we can start by reducing our own footprints and offsetting the rest.

For more on how to shrink your own carbon footprint, check out our simple guide. And if you’re ready to offset, you’re in luck. You can sign up for early access to Klima beta below. See you there.

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