Every little thing we do to help the earth is worthwhile. Recycling, reducing the amount of resources we use, and composting are awesome. Intentionally reducing our plastic use adds up. Wasting less food is key. But, unfortunately, because of time sensitivity, we need more than just individual action. We need public policy change.
One public policy change is implementing a carbon fee so the polluters pay for unfairly warming the earth. Pricing carbon will help speed up our transition to a more sustainable future for ourselves and future generations. It’s a similar idea to when there was a cigarette tax started when they found out how bad smoking was for people’s health.
If you want to help, go to your senators and representatives “contact” page on their website and send them a message letting them know you care about reversing global warming ASAP and that you would support pricing carbon.
Other issues to mention would be giving credits for purchasing electric vehicles and/or renewable energy, etc. as well as ensuring our country continues to have a strong Environmental Protection Agency.
Are there any other environmental issues you’d recommend reaching out to our representatives about? In the meantime, while we’re waiting for our government to act, we’ll keep using our leftover water to water our plants. Or maybe that’s just me. (=