Be part of Sustainable Wellesley’s “Truly Scary” Halloween campaign. Share these images on social media, or change your profile to these this month as part of our awareness campaign.
The truth is a little scary. But without it, we can’t take action to prevent the even scarier consequences. We are sharing these as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change) estimates that we only have 12 years to prevent the earth from surpassing 1.5 degrees Celsius of global warming. Consequences include droughts, increased severe weather, rising sea levels and flooding, famine, and refugee crises.
Choose the scary theme that resonates most with you; or share them all on all of your social media accounts. Learn more about the issues as well as ways you can make a difference by clicking here. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more images.
Every incremental increase has an impact on rising sea levels, droughts, and severe weather patterns. 1.8 billion people: the number likely to be directly affected by sea level rise by 2050. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change estimates that “extreme sea level events that used to occur once a century will strike every year on many coasts by 2050”.
The market for recyclables has severely diminished since China began refusing our plastic waste in 2018, and even then only about 9% of plastic was being successfully recycled. Contaminated single-sort recycling loads get refused by buyers and end up in landfills or incinerated. Some gets shipped to overwhelmed countries without laws against dumping it into the oceans if they don’t end up recycling it. Demand lags severely behind amount being created.
Reducing the amount of beef you eat by choosing smaller servings, making a beef stew instead of a pot-roast, and adding more meatless meals can have a drastic reduction on your carbon footprint. Lots of options here.
Children, seniors and those with lung health issue are particularly at risk. Plus, its against the law!
There are many ways you can be part of the solution from being an informed voter, to grabbing jackets for those sitting in the carline instead of idling. Please click on the “Take Action” or “Get Involved” tabs above to learn more ways you can help be part of the solution.