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Dec. 5, 2021

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Letter: Take steps to save future

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Some steps you can take to help save our futures:

Vote for politicians who have the ability/willingness to take a long-term view and who recognize the importance of the well-being of the environment, and also recognize that climate change and loss of biodiversity are not only environmental issues, but are economic, development, security, social, moral and ethical issues.

Support organizations that hold leaders and companies accountable for not decarbonizing fast enough and therefore violating our human rights.

Vote by using your purchasing power.

Buy goods that are sustainable.

Demand sustainable investments from your pension fund and insurance companies.

Conserve water and reduce food waste (30 to 40 percent of our food is wasted).

Buy energy-efficient appliances.

Insulate your house.

Walk more, bicycle more, use public transport more often, and telecommute if possible.

Drive less and replace a fossil fuel car with an electric car.

If you need to fly, use an airline that allows offsetting your carbon footprint.

Inspire your neighbors and relatives by example.

Teach your children about sustainability.

May your days be filled with laughter and love.

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