The time is fast approaching when it will be too late for the world to address the danger of climate change. At American Forests, we pride ourselves on being on the forefront of climate action in the U.S., but there is still more work to be done.
Throughout our history, we have tackled global challenges with small actions done again and again: like planting trees. Planting trees and caring for forests is something that must continue to do in this generation to the next generation. We want to prevent forest threats like drought and fire made worse by climate change. When we take care of our forests now, they continue to take care of us into the future.
Everyone has a part to play in the fight against climate change – especially college students. Many young adults across the country want to get involved, but they do not know how. Here are 4 ways that you can help fight climate change.
They say that knowing is half the battle, which is why being educated on the effects of climate change goes a long way. While advocating for change and getting involved is important, it is vital that you know the reasons behind doing so. Knowing will help you be able to make more informed decisions and make sustainable changes in your behavior and lifestyle.
Reduce your carbon footprint
What you can do to reduce your carbon footprint in college may not be immediately obvious, but there are plenty of ways you can live more sustainably. Make sure the lights are off if you are the last to leave the classroom, take shorter showers, and consume less meat and dairy products are all good ways you can reduce your personal footprint.