Episode 49: Climate Change – Part 2

We know that climate change is a problem, but what in the world are we supposed to do about it? That’s what Laura and I talk about today in Part 2 of our conversation on climate change! Last week, Laura explained what climate change is, why we don’t call it “global warming” anymore, and why it’s such a controversial topic. She also informed us on why climate change is an immediate problem that needs our attention right this very minute. If you missed it, go listen to Part 1 first! If you’re ready to talk about steps we can take to protect Mother Earth, then listen up!

I found this conversation with Laura to be really hopeful. That might not be something most people expect when discussing the current state of the world, but it’s true! She was able to give us all some ways that we can reduce our greenhouse gas emissions in our own homes, the biggest of which is to reduce our food waste by composting. But, she also reminded us that it’s not all on our shoulders – most of the worlds greenhouse gases are coming from giant corporations and industries, so it’s about putting pressure on them to do better! We can do this in two main ways – vote with your dollar by supporting businesses that have productive climate action plans in place, and vote with your actual ballot for candidates who will put forth money and effort towards solving the climate crisis.

I never like the podcast to be too “political,” but the truth of the matter is that some of our most pressing issues are also ones that our government is working on and that a lot of people disagree on how to solve! Once again, I want to emphasize that Laura and I don’t tell anyone who (or who not) to vote for in this conversation. Instead, we give you ideas for what to look for from our world leaders and how to make your voice heard. Keep in mind that this isn’t just about the US Presidential Election – this is for all kinds of elections, big and small, across the whole world!

After listening, I think you’ll also walk away from today’s conversation feeling hopeful and inspired. You’ll definitely be more educated, and I think you’ll even be entertained! Laura leaves us with some great recommendations for books and podcasts to check out, and she also reminds us of two important things: all of our choices have consequences, but it’s important to have grace for ourselves and others as we seek to make the world a better place.

Links from the show:
“Drawdown” by Paul Hawken:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31624481-drawdown
The Drawdown Review:
https://www.drawdown.org/drawdown-review?_ga=2.56043691.1626194438.1602032287-434859727.1601490736
“No Impact Man” by Colin Beavan:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6483075-no-impact-man
Green Dreamer Podcast:
https://greendreamer.com/podcast
Global Optimism Podcast – Outrage + Optimism:
https://globaloptimism.com/podcast/
Naked Beauty Podcast:
https://www.nakedbeautypodcast.com/
The Betches Sup Podcast:
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-betches-sup-podcast/id1342957627
Glow Recipe Watermelon Sleeping Mask:
https://www.sephora.com/product/watermelon-glow-sleeping-mask-P420160
Ettitude Sheets:
https://www.ettitude.com/products/bamboo-lyocell-sheet-set?variant=42578697221

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