How to Get Started on Climate

Four years ago, I was deeply anxious about climate change and what it meant for the next generation’s future. But I had no idea what I could do as one lone individual with a young child and a demanding job in the mix. That sense of overwhelm and powerlessness kept me stuck. It took months to find my footing and a concrete path toward action.

Based on my own journey in the years since, here are three simple steps for moving from climate angst to concrete action:

One last piece of advice: embrace imperfection. Choose one strategy, and if it doesn’t work out or you don’t vibe with the group you’ve joined, move on. Know that there are seasons in life when your caregiving responsibilities, workload, financial situation, or health might prevent you from being as active as you would like. Just try to find your way back when you are able.

Need more inspiration? Check out this guide we wrote for Austin Family magazine on pursuing climate action as a family.

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