Everyone has something to give. 

Sometimes it's financial support, sometimes it's small things we can do in our everyday life. Check out these lifestyle practices that we can all adopt to fight climate change.

Regenerative agriculture

Buy food from regenerative farmers 

Regenerative agriculture is a conservation and rehabilitation approach to food and farming systems. It focuses on topsoil regeneration, increasing biodiversity, improving the water cycle, enhancing ecosystem services, supporting biologic sequestration to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, increasing resilience to climate change, and strengthening the health and vitality of farm soil. Your allies: GroundedRegenAGRegeneration InternationalKiss the GroundThe Carbon UndergroundEcoFarmAranya Agricultural AlternativesRodale InstituteSavorySoil CapitalSoil Food Web InstituteSustainable HarvestThe Land InstituteThe Timbaktu Collective.

Buy sustainable fashion 

There are many fashion (and home) brands that prioritize sustainable products. As consumers, we need to pay attention to that as the fashion industry is one of the biggest polluters in the world. Your allies: WrapGreen BrandsGlobal Ecolabelling Network.

Buy local flowers 🌹 

We love sending flowers to our loved ones. But the flower industry has a large footprint, and many of us don’t make the connection between flowers and climate change discussion. The solution is easy: switch to local flowers. All you need to do is ask your florist to make your bouquet from local flowers. You will still get all the joy while remaining environmentally conscious and kind to Earth. Go all-in by buying into flower CSA programs: help flower farms flourish and receive beautiful local petals each week. Your allies: Local FlowersAssociation of Specialty Cut Flower Growers.

Remove single-use plastic from your life

Bring your reusable glass water bottle and your sustainable shopping bag everywhere you go. It’s a simple and easy step that can eliminate an enormous amount of the waste that wounds mother earth. Your allies: URBAN WINS.

Go plants in and meats out 

Replace your red meat and chicken with lentils and sweet potatoes. Explore diverse and delicious plant-based options. It is one of the best things you can do for your health while supporting the Earth’s health too. Your allies: Forks Over KnivesVegan OutreachThe Vegan Society.

Reduce food waste 

Reduce food waste from your own cooking and from your favorite restaurants by asking, encouraging, and staying conscious about what to do with leftover food from your plate or uncooked food supplies from a restaurant. There is plenty of food in this world. One of the main reasons people go hungry is poor resource (that includes food) distribution. Know you can be an active part of the solution by demanding that you yourself, your family, your friends, and your restaurants do not waste food.More actions: Buy less food—Get creative with leftoversLearn about how expiration dates often have wiggle roomRegrow produceCompost. Your allies: OxfamONE.

Buy local food

Centralized food systems disempower communities, disconnecting consumers from small farmers and local bakers. When we live in an interconnected community, we have more food — particularly more healthy food — for ourselves, our neighborhoods, and our animals. Your allies: Heifer InternationalAmp Your GoodFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Plant trees 

We need to plant at least one trillion trees to allow mother earth to regenerate. Each one of us can do our part in this. Plant as many trees as you can. There are few things as rewarding as planting trees with children. You teach them how to be custodians of this beautiful earth — it starts by planting the first seeds. Your allies: NASA Global Climate ChangeArbor Day FoundationNYC Parks Street Tree PlantingmilliontreesNYC.

Use renewable energy 

This includes using solar energy for your home, electric cars, electric lawn mowing machines, electric motorbikes, and climate-friendly energy options for all of your other home and entertainment services. Your allies: Blue Chip FoundationCSCPGlobal Footprint Institute.

Design zero-carbon communities 

Advocate for strong Climate Action Plans. Encourage your local government to provide more 100% renewable energy options. Your allies: 350.orgSePPUNDP Sustainable Development Goals—UNECE Sustainable Development GoalsWorldwatch InstituteInspire Clean AirIPCCUnion of Concerned ScientistsEnvironmental Defense FundC2ESThe Climate Reality ProjectDESMOGNCEINASA GISSClimate CentralClimate & Clean Air CoalitionNIEHSNRDCEarth JusticeCoalition for Clean AirOur Children’s EarthClean Air PartnersClean Air Task ForceWe ActClean Air Institute

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