- Limit my shopping and consumption of new clothing items. Every other month I will go through my closet and donate the clothes that I no longer wear, so that the textiles do not go to waste. If I do consume, I want to continue to purchase from brands that have commitments to sustainability and worker safety. Also, learn to sew and mend to extend the lifecycle of my existing wardrobe.
- Limit my use of plastic water bottles by purchasing a reusable water bottle that is small and I will actually carry around. Ensure my water comes with me every time I leave the house by adding to essentials list (phone, key, wallet, water bottle)
- Long term- ensure that whatever company I work for or whatever position I work in is creating a positive impact for the climate crisis. Ensure that my position is actively making an impact on the improving the climate crisis.
- Continue eating a mostly plant-based diet. I think it's important to have a balanced diet and not completely restrict certain foods, but being conscious about what I consume and where it comes from. However, I do plan on remaining at least vegetarian in the long-term.
- Using public transportation more often. Restricting uber rides to scenarios where it is needed, and instead relying on walking, the subway or bike rides on a daily basis. Also helps with personal health.
- When possible, switch to renewable energy provider, and always ask to see if this is possible.
- Support climate causes as much as possible, whether financially or through volunteering. Create a list of different organizations in NYC that I might be able to help out with, and contribute often (goal: 4 times a year).
A punch list can be for an individual, family, community, company, or city. It is the list of the actions you or a group will undertake and accomplish over a predetermined span of time—one month, one year, five years, or more. You can make different lists for different time periods—this week and this year for example.