You want to do something? Great! What can you do? A lot.

To stop the heat, we have to stop the pollution. Reducing your individual consumption of oil, gas, coal, plastic, and meat makes a difference. But what we really need are changes to the policies, incentives, and cultural norms that continue allowing and prioritizing the fossil fuels that are killing us, instead of the rapid shift toward resilience, sustainability, and literal human survival. Here’s how you can help make it happen:

Cut your consumption of meat and Big Oil’s products like gasoline, methane, and plastic — or boycott them if you can.

And encourage others to do so, too.

Read more: 12 ways to phase fossil fuels out of your life

Urge elected leaders to act. If there is a candidate who is ready to fight for climate action, support them.

Read more: Climate change opinions swing voting and elections in the U.S.

Talk about climate day-to-day, and spread the facts.

If you don’t tell people you care, they will assume you don’t. But if you talk to them, they’ll start to care and act, too.

Read more: Here’s Why Talking About Climate Change Might Be The Most Important Thing You Can Do

Boycott news media that takes oil advertising money.

Including Bloomberg, The Economist, the Financial Times, New York Times, Politico, Reuters, and the Washington Post.

Outlets rejecting fossil fuel ads include The Guardian, Vox Media (Vox, New York Magazine), Inside Climate & Heat Map. Here are a few of our go-to sources of climate news:


If your job is connected to big oil, quit. Or better yet, leak info to reputable journalists or become a whistleblower.

Read more: Climate whistleblowers.

Move your money from banks that are using it to fund fossil fuels.

Read more: Banks have given almost $7tn to fossil fuel firms since Paris deal

Donate to groups raising awareness and disrupting business as usual: