I used to think that climate change was too complicated to understand.
I used to think that I couldn’t make a difference.
Now I know better.
Maybe you have heard this one before. A parent and child are walking on a beach. Soon they find the sand is covered in washed up starfish who are dying in the hot sun. The child picks up a starfish and throws it into the ocean. He repeats this action again and again. The parent questions her.
“There are thousands of starfish you can’t possibly make a difference?”
The child continues throwing starfish back into the ocean.
“I made a difference to that one.”
There are lots of things that only governments and big businesses can do about climate change. As individuals we have the power to advocate, to protest, to organize, to donate and to vote. All of these are of great importance. There are also things that I do on a more personal level that include: