How you can help
The changing climate is accelerating threats - like water scarcity – to our fish and wildlife resources. These accelerated threats are bigger than any one person or organization and we need to work together to ensure the future of America’s natural resources.
Green Your World
- Plant a tree. Trees create oxygen for us to breath and absorb carbon dioxide.
- Walk, bike, carpool or take public transportation whenever possible to reduce your carbon footprint.
- Recycle waste and buy goods made from recycled materials, which take less energy to make and buying them will help to reduce your carbon footprint.
- Use less water. For example, turn of the water when shaving, brushing your teeth, or washing dishes.
Green Your Home
- Use native plants in your yard, use a push mower instead of a gas powered mower, and compost yard waste.
- Compost kitchen waste, which can be used as a yard or garden fertilizer and reduces the amount of garbage that goes to landfills.
- Use compact fluorescent light bulbs. They last longer than incandescent light bulbs and help reduce the amount of fuel burned by utilities.
- Set your thermostat to a constant temperature in both the summer and winter.
- Seal and insulate your home to prevent air leaks that waste energy. It could save you money on your utility bill!
Volunteer Your Time
- Give your time and energy to a national wildlife refuge, national fish hatchery or in your own community (see http://www.serve.gov/).
- Project BudBurst and the National Phenology Network are just two places where you can become part of a nationwide network gathering data on how climate change affects on plants and wildlife.
- Teach the next generation about the importance of natural resources by taking them outside. Visit a national wildlife refuge or other protected land in America's great outdoors.
- Talk to your neighbors, civic associations or local service groups to engage them in discussions and action.