3) Make your voice heard.
There are so many important issues at the forefront of politics and government. But only one affects every person and species on this planet. The qualitative and quantitative evidence is obvious—if we don’t do something about this now, future generations will suffer drastically. There was a time when women’s right to vote was one of the biggest issues our country was talking about. Thanks to the ardent efforts and loud voices of many, the women’s suffrage movement gained incredible momentum and women won the right to vote. It takes conversation, diligence and passion. Won’t it be great when reducing the effects of climate change is such an inherent part of our daily lives?
4) You CAN make a difference.
Vote, vote the outdoors, and call your politicians in your community, your state and those who represent you in DC. In Washington, I saw my voice being heard in action. While we were in waiting rooms of Senators and Representatives, we saw interns and staff answering phones nonstop, documenting their constituent’s wants and needs. You have a voice and they want to hear it.
5) Support POW.
POW is an incredibly powerful and well-respected organization that is leading the fight against climate change and creating dialogue where it matters—through governmental policy. There are many ways each of us as individuals can help reduce the effects of climate change. But, the best way to invoke change at the highest level is via policy. POW is helping Smartwool employees to better understand climate change and they are pushing change in Washington DC.
Inspired? Channel that energy! Learn more about why we partner with POW and how you can make a difference at protectourwinters.org.