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Reduce Climate Change Anxiety and Your Eco-Footprint
Article by Maggie Berry
The sense of powerlessness that comes with climate change can cause overwhelming anxiety for many people. But is there anything we can do to reduce that anxiety while also working to address the underlying problem? Luckily, the answer is yes! Here are some steps you can take, courtesy of Isa's Garden Charities.
Lower Anxiety Levels Naturally
If you're feeling anxious about climate change, there are some things you can do to ease your mind. Exercise is a great way to reduce stress and anxiety. Going for a walk or run, hitting the gym, or taking a yoga class can all help you feel better.
Green Your Home
If you're a homeowner, you can make your house more eco-friendly. One option is to install solar panels. These create electricity from sunlight, so they're a renewable energy source. They can also help offset your carbon footprint. Additionally, you can insulate your home to reduce energy consumption. This will keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer so you won't have to use as much energy to heat and cool your home.
Invest in a Bicycle
Biking is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint and get some exercise. Consider investing in a bicycle if you live close to work, school, or stores. Fitness is an excellent way to lower stress levels and reduce anxiety, so you'll be doing double duty by riding your bike instead of driving. You can also buy a used bicycle to save money and actively recycle. You can find used bikes at garage sales, thrift stores, or online sites such as Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace.
Start an Eco-Friendly Business
One way to fight climate change is to start an eco-friendly business. This type of business focuses on sustainability. Many environmentally friendly companies, such as solar panel installation, organic farming, or recycling, can help you make a difference in your community. The key to starting an eco-friendly business is to focus on sustainable practices by using renewable resources, reducing waste, and promoting conservation.
Consider your business structure. An S-corp is an excellent choice to reduce costs and liability. S-corps also have easier ownership transfer options and can boost your credibility if you need to take on investors. Check the rules in your state before moving ahead.
Trees are an essential part of the fight against climate change. They help to reduce greenhouse gasses and improve air quality. You can plant trees in your yard, at a local park, or through a community tree-planting program. If you're a business owner, consider donating money to plant trees in your community. Plus, studies have shown that being around trees can lower blood pressure and heart rate and improve mood. Being near trees also has the added benefit of reducing stress and anxiety.
Reduce Anxiety and Improve Your Eco-Friendly Efforts
Climate change is a daunting issue, but there are things you can do to ease your anxiety and help the environment. These include investing in solar panels, biking instead of driving, starting an eco-friendly business, and planting trees.
Isa's Garden Charities is a veteran-founded non-profit organization and virtual community garden based out of Casa Grande, AZ. To get involved, call 520-431-2447.