- Long term, live somewhere with enough space to have a regenerative vegetable garden to feed myself and my family. In the meantime (and forever), buy as much of my food as possible from local regenerative farms through CSAs or farmer’s markets.
- Continue eating a plant-based diet and supporting those around me to do the same. Always remember that food choice is a privilege.
- Create and save a pot of money to be donated to environmental and social justice causes and organizations each month.
- Organize clothing and other item exchanges among friends and family -- everyone gets something “new” without waste. Personally, limit the number of new garments I buy each year, and when I do buy new clothes, make sure they are created by companies who use recycled or organic materials and pay their workers a living wage.
- At least once a month, call my Congresspeople to advocate for (or against) a current bill or issue.
- Practice yoga, other exercise, and meditation daily and explore other ways to reduce personal burnout.
- Shape my future educational and employment goals and choices around the intersection of what I’m good at and what I believe I can contribute to helping solve the climate crisis.
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.