Take Action

There are hundreds of things you can do to reduce you energy, natural resource use and your waste. We have narrowed down the list to highlight some of the most effective solutions:

Reduce your own carbon footprint

  • Get rooftop solar or purchase renewable energy credits.
  • Make your house more efficient: insulation, efficient appliance and lighting.
  • Eat less (or no) meat.
  • Reduce your food waste.
  • Take public transit, walk and bike.
  • Fly less.
  • Buy less.

Communicate: Tell your story

Because climate change is considered to be distant, overwhelming and highly polarized, people are don’t talk about it in a way that matches their concerns. There is a well-researched gap between the number of people who are concerned and those that are actively talking about it.

Our approach gives you the lens, the creativity and the tools you need to create and share your own personal story about why you care.

Your own personal story—not a political article or a research study filled with data—is the most effective communication tool at your disposal.

  • Create and share your DearTomorrow story. Ideas for sharing here!
  • Organize a DearTomorrow event in your community.
  • Talk to your representative about why you care.

Support Larger Action

  • Vote. Become an environmental voter!
  • Support organizations that educate and provide opportunities for women and girls.
  • Support tropical forests and reforestation projects.
  • Divest from fossil fuels.
  • Help put a price on carbon.
  • Support bold renewable energy laws and carbon reduction goals in your state, city or town.
  • Support the Climate Paris international agreement.

We recommend the following climate communications resources:

We also highly recommend Talking Climate by Adam Corner and Jamie Clarke and research at Yale: Climate Change in the American Mind 2018 for educators and practitioners in the field.