By Franke James
Nov 6, 2010
Climate change got you down? Don't despair. Here's a visual exploration of what you can do to make a difference, featuring art, video, and dinosaurs.
DOES YOUR CITY HAVE A PLAN? Use Google to find out if your region has a mitigation and adaptation plan for climate change, like Toronto and New York have. (And if they don’t, then press your local politicians to develop one!)
2. MAKE YOUR OWN PLAN: Develop your own personalmitigation and adaptation plan. There are many actions each of us can take to protect ourselves and our property from floods, heat waves, power shortages, water shortages … etc. See the resourcesbelow for ideas such as this one from the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction: Handbook for Reducing Basement Flooding [PDF].
3. TAP INTO ENVIRONMENTAL NETWORKS: Get the ball rolling by participating in environmental action, or financially supporting, these environmental organizations and others:
Follow these great organizations on Twitter: 350.org, NRDC,Greenpeace, Grist, 1Sky, Sierra Club
GET A LITTLE HELP FROM YOUR FRIENDS:
Take action in your community to build the future you want (not the one you fear).
Connect with like-minded people. (Twitter can help to connect you.)