The Earth is a Green Issue All Year

Let’s look at the One and Only Place We Have to Live.

We have a pretty big and important problem going on called ‘climate change.’ Which is? A change in the usual weather found in a place. This could be a change in how much rain a place usually gets in a year. Or it could be a change in a place’s usual temperature for a month or season.

People drive cars, heat and cool their houses, cook food. All those things take energy that puts gases into the air. The gases cause the air to heat up and change the climate of a place. The climate of each place will change differently. More snow and more melting ice. Oceans rise higher. Some places get hotter. Some places get colder. Some places get more rain. Other places get less rain. Some places have stronger hurricanes.

The earth’s climate has warmed up about 1.2 degrees and WE need to keep this warming to no more than 1.5 degrees so all these changes are manageable. This is no problem if most of us try to imperfectly do a few simple things!

Each and every one of us can make a big impact on 40% of climate change.

If we eat just one meal a week with no meat we can bring down 14% of all greenhouse gases that come from livestock!

Let’s walk, bike, stroll, skateboard, or mosey more because 25% of greenhouse gas is caused by cars and planes.

Turn off lights when you leave a room and turn off the water while you brush your teeth.

Plant a tree! It can store up to a ton of carbon throughout its life.