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Take Action: 5 Things You Can Do Now to Prevent Climate Change


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JL
- 723 days ago - takepart.com
The average American generates roughly 15,000 pounds of carbon dioxide each year. Where is it coming from? Cars, home energy use, everyday products, and even food contribute to our carbon footprint.



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JL A. (276)
Friday December 28, 2012, 2:18 pm

5 Things You Can Do Now to Prevent Climate Change

The average American generates roughly 15,000 pounds of carbon dioxide each year. Where is it coming from? Cars, home energy use, everyday products, and even food contribute to our carbon footprint.
Read more.
Take The Pledge

I pledge to take the following actions to reduce my carbon footprint:

Change a lightbulb
Recycle more and buy recycled products
Check your tire pressure
Adjust your thermostat and weatherize your home
Unplug electronic devices when not in use

 

Vicky P. (466)
Friday December 28, 2012, 2:34 pm
noted and signed
 

Lisa Neste (709)
Friday December 28, 2012, 2:43 pm
THANK YOU FOR TAKING ACTION
You've taken the pledge to 5 Things You Can Do Now to Prevent Climate Change. Shared also on FB, thanks J.L.
 

JL A. (276)
Friday December 28, 2012, 3:01 pm
Thanks for sharing Lisa!
You cannot currently send a star to Vicky because you have done so within the last week.
 

Ellen G. (345)
Friday December 28, 2012, 4:50 pm
Washing your plastic storage bags is easy too. I haven't had to buy freezer bags for months and months.
Recycle your paper towel, toilet paper tubes too.
 

Terry V. (30)
Friday December 28, 2012, 5:58 pm
S&N

Look At What We Are Doing To Our Earth
 

JL A. (276)
Friday December 28, 2012, 6:01 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Terry because you have done so within the last week.
 

Jaime A. (35)
Friday December 28, 2012, 9:49 pm
Done.
 

s.parameswaran Shanmugam (11)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 12:46 am
noted and i will follow
 

Bruno Moreira (61)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 1:37 am
noted thanks for the valueable information
 

Pogle S. (88)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 3:38 am
Thanks J-L, noted & signed although I have been doing all those things for years now...In fact I did away with the car altogether!
 

John B. (122)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 5:28 am
Thanks J.L. for the link to the pledge. Signed and noted.
 

Lana Ravensky (105)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 6:08 am
xx
 

JL A. (276)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 7:04 am
You cannot currently send a star to Pogle because you have done so within the last week. Sometimes reminders help keep us motivated to continue doing the right things.
You cannot currently send a star to John because you have done so within the last week.
 

Maja Wulf (2)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 7:27 am
Signed!
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 9:09 am
Thanks, signed.
 

Esther Z. (96)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 10:25 am
Noted and signed. easy enough...
 

aj E. (164)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 10:27 am
thanks!
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 11:14 am
Noted
 

Christeen Anderson (551)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 1:58 pm
I took the pledge.
 

Elizabeth O. (88)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 2:15 pm
Signed.
 

Dave C. (227)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 2:50 pm
I do.....5/5 as of already.
 

Michael Kirkby (86)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 3:38 pm
Noted
 

Lauren Berrizbeitia (68)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 4:20 pm
Thanks.
 

Vera Taylor (46)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 4:22 pm
I feel like a cheeter!! We havent owned a car in over 20 years, we ride bicycles for all our transportation. Even groceries, Dr.s everything and I am 54, my husband 60, our son now 24 was raised on a bike. No air-conditioner and we live in south Louisiana. have ALWAY's used CFL bulbs, only wash clothes in cold water in a front lader that only uses the bare minimum of water and line dry it. I'm not crowing BUT I am saying it's easier to live green then you think. Also dont think we are rich either. My husband & I are both disabled, living on Social security of barely $1000.00 a month. BUT if you REALLY care about things you can find a way of doing it.
 

JL A. (276)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 5:32 pm
You are welcome aj and Lauren.
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Heidi Aubrey (16)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 9:37 pm
Signed and note. But realistically, if every person on the planet followed suit, it is still a drop in the bucket compared to coal, and petroleum burning plants around the world.
 

Phil Hanson (20)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 11:53 pm
While I usually agree with you, J.L., in this case I can't. Not only will the actions covered by the pledge be insufficient to address global warming, too many people will take the pledge and think that they've done enough.
 

mag.w.d. Aichberger (34)
Sunday December 30, 2012, 12:01 am
> Not only will the actions covered by the pledge be insufficient to address global warming...
but, to start with, the title "5 Things You Can Do Now to Prevent Climate Change" alone already is pure major Bull$hit! and a lamentable (textbook-)example of a neurotic/denialist BRIGHT GREEN LIE, and Lifestyleism
 

JL A. (276)
Sunday December 30, 2012, 9:30 am
Thank you Heidi for recognizing that until we all take personal responsibility to change our contributions to the coal and petroleum burning factors, that we cannot expect others to change--albeit this component is insufficient in and of itself. I'm sorry others are unwilling to commit to changing when the commitment will not solve the entire problem (few major problems get solved with a single action or approach).
 

Hayley C. (7)
Sunday December 30, 2012, 10:30 am
Thanks
 

JL A. (276)
Sunday December 30, 2012, 9:23 pm
You are welcome Hayley.
 

Adam I. (25)
Wednesday January 2, 2013, 7:16 am
Yes to sustainability; yes to common sense!
Thanbks, J.L.A.
 

JL A. (276)
Wednesday January 2, 2013, 9:18 am
Those are indeed key Adam. You are welcome.
 

Melania Padilla (185)
Wednesday January 2, 2013, 7:18 pm
Thank you, done. It is our responsability to do whatever we can for the planet, it is a moral issue as humans. Besides this, I never buy bottled water, I do not use plastic bags and try not to use any plastics at all. Also, I do not buy overpackaged stuff, it is so unnecessary!
 

JL A. (276)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 4:49 pm
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