I got my degree last year in conservation. I wanted to be a part of the fight to save endangered species, plants and habitats. I consume a vegan diet to offset the effects of the meat industry on the environment. I love to travel, and I feel the pressure to travel and see things before they’re gone due to climate change.
Sarah Geo Walton
Family resource coordinator/small business owner
Climate change has made me more aware of resources. Lack of water here in Nevada brings the risk of fires. In my business, we rent out cloth diapers, which allows people to waste less. I don’t explore the wilderness as much as I used to because of the fire risk, and I don’t water my trees as much as I used to.
I try to watch how and where I buy things. I try to use conscious companies, and I watch my own input into the world, like conserving gas and using recyclable and reusable products in my business. We source locally and use a swamp cooler rather than have an air conditioner. I try to do something to help the environment every day. That’s something we can all do.
Climate change is influencing my buying decisions. I shop for products with less packaging or no packaging. The next car that I buy will be electric; it couldn’t be anything else. I buy some food products in bulk and bring my own containers. I shop locally to help save on shipping and fuel consumption. Vote with your dollar!
I’m a touring musician, and climate change definitely affects life on the road. We toured the East Coast last summer, and it was scorching hot. We camped outside rather than staying in very hot hotel rooms. Also, it was expensive to stay in a hotel. The prices have gone up. I’ve lost a lot of work and missed a lot of gigs due to wildfires.