We have not come here to beg world leaders to care. You have ignored us in the past and you will ignore us again. You’ve run out of excuses and we’re running out of time. We’ve come here to let you know that change is coming whether you like it or not, Greta Thunberg.
Take the time to educate yourself, get informed and find out what is true and what is not. Exercise skepticism and question the information you consume. “Various claims online suggest that climate change hasn’t contributed to the bushfires ravaging the East Coast of Australia, pinning the blame instead on arson. Those claims distort the facts,” FactCheck.org.
Drive and fly less often, use more public transport, walk or ride your bicycle instead of driving.
Change starts with us, so we need to reduce waste, stop littering, consume less, try to reuse, refill, and recycle as much as possible. Live a more minimalistic and simple life. Learn more in Recycling for Kids, Recycle Now, and NASA’s Climate Kids.
Consume less energy. Turn off electrical appliances/lights when you are not using them. Use less heat and air-conditioning (add insulation to your walls and attic, adjust the thermostat setting when you are not home or sleeping) and buy energy-efficient products. We also need to promote alternative and renewable sources of energy. Read our free ebook Energy for more information about this important topic.
Plant a tree, conserve water, and use it wisely ("Take 5-minute showers instead of baths. Turn off the water while brushing your teeth or washing your hair. Drop tissues in the trash instead of flushing them," WaterUseItWisely), buy foods that are grown or produced locally and are in season, etc.
As responsible citizens, we must also be proactive and push our leaders, political parties, mass media, etc. for new and bold actions on global warming.