Scene: Curbside near house
Situation: Courier walking back to his truck with idling engine after delivering package
Me: (friendly) “Hey, can I ask you a question?”
Me: “Did you know that an idling truck engine can emit up to several thousand kilograms of CO2 annually?”
Courier: “Oh no, I did not know that.”
Me: “Do you have kids?”
Courier: “No, but I want to.”
Me: “If you turn off your engine, your future kids will thank you for that.”
Courier: “How’s that?”
Me: “CO2 is directly responsible for the Earth's heating and oceans rising.”
Courier: “My engine?”
Me: “All engines around the world”.
Courier: ”Thanks for pointing it out, I’ll start today.”
Me: “That’s great, you’ll do good.”
What ideas could you share, in a friendly non confronting way, to help others make a difference?