Part three of a ten part series: Diving into The Carbon Almanac
Climate change is a really big problem that can feel impossible to impact as an individual. After all, what can one person’s action do to make a noticeable change?
Actually, as history shows us, we are more powerful than we think.
MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) was created by Candy Lightner, a mother whose child was killed by an intoxicated driver. Started in her home, MADD has advocated for stricter drunk driving laws in the United States and MADD organizations have been established in other countries.
When Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a local Montgomery bus in 1955, she amplified the civil rights movement in the United States.
As the youngest Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Malala Yousafzai fights for girls to have access to education, focusing on countries where girls are not given the opportunity to go to school.
And there are many more examples. What is common amongst all is one person led with courage and took the first step. Slowly, person by person, strong communities were built that affected change.
Let’s work together to build a community to make changes that will systematically reduce carbon emissions.
Looking for ideas about what you can do to bring about change? A simple way to start is to engage others in conversation and information sharing. The Carbon Almanac has podcasts, photobook, educators guide, ideas for actions and many other resources to get you started.
Then when you are ready for more, here are some other ideas to share with your community to take action.
Perhaps your next right step is to forward this email to two people who can join you in building your climate change community.