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Make a Difference

Can I really make a difference? The answer is YES!

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#1 Action: VOTE for for politicians who support Nature.

Climate change is already beginning to transform life on Earth. Without action, the impacts of climate change threaten to catastrophically damage our world. But by rallying people around the world to be a part of the solution, together we have the power to limit the effects of climate change.

~ The Nature Conservancy

Simple, easy things you’ll enjoy doing to protect our beautiful, natural world.

Have Fun - Get Outdoors:

  • Be in Nature and discover its magic. It’s all around us, in our cities, backyards and public lands.

  • Become a Citizen Scientist: observe, record and upload what you discover. Join an online community that creates and contributes useful data: iNaturalist.org  

  • Invite nature home. Plant native wildflowers and grasses to attract butterflies, birds and other beneficial creatures.

  • Volunteer to remove invasive plants and help maintain local, state and national public lands.

  • Join the California Native Plant Society. Find beautiful wildflowers on walks with your local chapter members.

young monarch butterfly caterpillar on native narrow leafed milkweed

Take Action - Progress is Possible:

  • Become a member, and support conservation organizations and land trusts. Find local, national and/or international groups working to protect your natural heritage.

  • Be a voice for wildflowers: VOTE for politicians who support Nature. Tell your political representatives you want them to take action to protect our public lands and address climate change.

  • Talk to your neighbors and friends about the real threats of climate change. Share your desire to be part of the solution and the simple steps everyone can take.

  • Help address unsustainable population growth: Support the education and empowerment of women and girls, a most powerful and effective way to avoid the escalation of climate change.

  • Reduce your carbon footprint: Visit a carbon footprint calculator to measure your impact on our climate.

  • Choose to: “buy local,” reduce energy consumption, reuse or recycle. Rethink your consumption habits to minimize waste and carbon emissions.

Buy Local at farmers market

Learn more - Change is achievable:

  • Climate of Hope: How Cities, Businesses, and Citizens Can Save the Planet. By Michael Bloomberg and Carl Pope “We need an optimistic conversation about climate change – with hope, not fear.” www.climateofhope.com

  • Drawdown The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming. Edited by Paul Hawken “Drawdown maps, measures, models, and describes the 100 most substantive solutions to global warming.” www.drawdown.org

Want more?

Our book Beauty and the Beast features 25 simple steps you can take to make a difference.

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