The Alliance for Climate Education is encouraging students to pledge to "Do One Thing" to help the environment and cool the planet.
It's easy to feel overwhelmed when talking about ways to address climate change. The Alliance for Climate Education's Do One Thing (DOT) campaign wants young people to focus on one simple daily action that they can take to reduce their impact on the environment. Campaign suggestions include recycling, unplugging gadgets, driving less, carrying reusable water bottles, and supporting green businesses. They also enable students to propose their own actions.
DOT participants are encouraged to "connect the DOTs" by forming teams with their peers. The Alliance for Climate Education provides guidance for how these teams of high school students can initiate school-wide projects to address climate change.
Learn more about the Do One Thing campaign here.
And watch the DOT music video "Plastic State of Mind" (spoofing Jay-Z's "Empire State of Mind"), that cleverly describes the problem of single use plastic bags and how discontinuing their use is interconnected with protecting personal health and the environment.
Image from www.acespace.org/dot.