Get Involved.

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Take the climate action survey and receive $5 off your next $10 purchase at Azzip Pizza. It’s that easy.

Final Town Hall Dates.

July 9th @ 6:00pm

 
 

July 15th @ 10:00am

Evansville is your community — This is your plan.

 
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Attend a Town Hall.

This summer, we’ll host numerous virtual town halls on Zoom that are open to everyone in the Evansville community. Click this link to sign up. These Town Halls are your opportunity to learn about the Climate Action Plan (CAP), and how climate change will affect Evansville. More importantly, attending a Town Hall gives you the chance to ask questions and share your suggestions for the CAP. We look forward to “seeing” you there!

 
 
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Spread the word.

We want you to help us spread the word. Contact us to receive social media content or email verbiage to send to your network (colleagues, friends, family — whoever).

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Include us in your meeting.

If you are a member of an organization that holds regular (virtual) meetings, we can attend and give a short presentation about the CAP. We will discuss the plan’s development and its relevance to your group. What do you want to see in the plan? What is important to you? How will climate change affect your organization?

You can make an impact.

Here’s how:

Talk about climate change.

One of the easiest things we can do as individuals is talk about climate change with friends, family, and coworkers. A 2019 study showed that an act as simple as talking to your social circle about the climate creates a domino effect of greater awareness and concern. The New York Times has a great resource on climate change.

If you are a parent or teacher, check out this resource on how to talk about climate change with kids.

Save energy and money in your home.

CenterPoint Energy offers free energy home assessments, energy efficiency rebates (save money by installing energy efficient appliances at home), as well as other discounts and credits.

Learn recycling best practices.

  1. Cardboard, paper, metal cans, and plastic bottles and jugs are all acceptable.

  2. Make sure your recyclables are empty, clean, and dry.

  3. Don’t bag it! Keep your recyclables loose and out of bags.

 

Use less plastic.

Plastic is derived from fossil fuels and takes thousands of years to break down. Take the following steps to reduce your plastic use:

  1. Use reusable produce bags.

  2. Switch to reusable food storage bags and wrap.

  3. Bring a reusable to-go coffee cup.

Support local farmers markets.

Buying fresh food from Evansville-area farmers markets supports our local economy. It also limits the number of miles food must travel before it reaches your dinner table, saving fuel. Plus, it’s healthier for you!

Start composting.

Composting is great way to reduce food waste. Check out this NPR story on how to start composting in your backyard or apartment.

Adopt a plant-rich diet.

One of the biggest impacts you can make as an individual is reduce your meat and dairy consumption. According to Project Drawdown, conservative estimates suggest that raising livestock accounts for 15% of global greenhouse gas emissions, and more comprehensive estimates say more than 50%.

Plant trees with every internet search.

Download the Ecosia extension for Google Chrome. With each internet search, you plant trees! No joke. Ecosia uses their ad revenue to plant trees in communities that need them most.

More tips and resources coming soon.