You have a choice when it comes to doing something about global warming.  You also have a voice, so be sure to make it heard by talking with friends or writing your political representatives. Jill Cordes explains. (Courtesy: Brighter Living)



One of the things that makes our country so dynamic is the ability to have our voices heard. Whether it’s online blogging, talking with friends and neighbors, or casting votes, it all comes down to choice. And when it comes to the environment, personal choices matter a lot. In order to help stop climate change, we need to encourage leaders to implement policies and pass laws that promote renewable energy and support energy efficiency. You can make your voice heard by writing your elected officials or by supporting companies who are committed to making real change to help reduce their environmental impact. In addition to making our voices heard, we can make climate-friendly choices in our own personal lives, like buying energy-efficient appliances with the Energy Star label, switching to electricity generated by renewable energy like wind and solar, or choosing alternative transportation like walking, biking, or bussing. When we talk about our own contribution to global warming, it comes down to two things: choice and voice. We can choose to do something about it like biking instead of driving. And we can use our voice to tell our friends and elected leaders what we’re doing so that we’re leading by example. I’m Jill Cordes.


BRIGHTER LIVING: Personal choice
Brighter Living with Jill Cordes: Have your voice heard where it counts, and lead by example.