What Can I Do About Climate Change?

If you’re wondering what you can do as an individual to tackle climate change, we have some suggestions and resources.

Talk with your family, friends and neighbors.

Even though 7 in 10 Americans believe climate change is happening, and 6 in 10 are at least somewhat concerned about it, two-thirds of Americans rarely, if ever, talk about climate change with the people they care about. Why? It’s scary, they feel like they don’t know enough, they don’t want to have an argument — we need to get past that.

You don’t need to be an expert, but talking about your own values and concerns can make a difference for people you are close to. And the more of us willing to talk, the more it becomes an accepted thing to talk about.

Let your elected representatives know that action on climate change is important to you

Your voice can make a difference in important policy decisions being made in Congress, at the legislature in Olympia, and at your own City Hall.

Keep learning about solutions

Natural Climate Solutions harness the tremendous capacity of forests, wetlands and farmlands to combat climate change. Protecting and restoring Washington’s forests and wetlands will be essential to slowing the alarming pace of climate change and reducing its effects on people and nature. But we must act now.

Take steps to reduce your own carbon footprint.

Everyone is responsible for climate action, and every action builds to big impact. Choices you make every day can help.


Do you want to make a difference and have fun doing it? Contribute your time and talents to The Nature Conservancy and make a difference locally on climate change. We have plenty of volunteer opportunities for a diverse array of interests.