April 2024
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Take Action

Individual Action:

Steps to taking the Earth Day Boston Pledge:

Take the Earth Day Boston Pledge. The United Nations says we need to reduce emissions by 7% a year over the next 10 years to avert severe climate consequences.

Steps to taking the Earth Day Boston Pledge:

  1. Calculate your carbon footprint.
  2. Reduce your impact.
  3. Offset the rest. Here are three options: Jet-Set Offset, Terrapass or Gold Standard. (Note: Carbon Offsets are not all equal. These are verified.)
  4. Tell us what you did through the “contact us” button on this page.

Political Action:

Contact your legislators about climate action. To find your legislators, click here or here.

Take the pledge to be an environmental voter.

Educators Take Action:

Join a climate action team with other educators and tell us what kind of action you want to take. Are you interested in teaching about climate change, partnerships with other organizations or discussing ways to include climate concerns in your labor negotiations? We have a place for you! Follow this link to join us.

Additional ways to act:

Learn more about climate climate change from MIT.

Try taking a Simple Act of Green or learn how to save money by going “green”.

Join one of our co-sponsors in their fight for climate justice and get involved in the national movement’s Acts of Green. See ideas for civic, community, and individual actions:

Fight climate change with diet change. Make your next meal plant-based.


Taking Care of Yourself:

As we work to care for the Earth it is also important to care for ourselves and to tend each other. In enabling our efforts to be more sustainable, it is important to find ways to cultivate and support our own energy and ability to rest. Connecting with each other, ourselves and nature in a variety of ways supports this. Cultivating resilience and connection with nature, our food, each other and ourselves is important.

  1. The Food We Eat: Tips for eating more sustainably from the World Wildlife Fund. Want to see how easy it is to go vegetarian or vegan, check out this guide.
  2. Forest Bathing: Connecting with nature for wellbeing, health and healing in the Boston area you can connect here.
  3. Need help coping with climate anxiety? Sarah Jaquette Ray has created an “existential tool kit” for the climate generation. Combining insights from psychology, sociology, social movements, mindfulness, and the environmental humanities, Ray explains why and how we need to let go of eco-guilt, resist burnout, and cultivate resilience while advocating for climate justice.
  4. Connect with “faith-based” groups addressing climate change here.

Tell us that you have taken the Earth Day Pledge. What did you do to reduce your impact and fight for climate justice?