Practical Ways You Can Spark Change

Learn how to become a savvier consumer and an effective environmental and public health advocate with these toolkits and how-tos.

How to Make an Effective Public Comment

ToolkitUnited StatesJenny Shalant

Whether you’re ready to submit a written comment or state your case at a hearing, these talking points, scripting guidelines, and other tips will help you make the most of your airtime.

To Vote Early, Start Here

How-ToUnited States

Your state probably allows early in-person or absentee voting. What are you waiting for?

How to Vote by Mail or with an Absentee Ballot

How-ToUnited StatesCourtney Lindwall, Stephanie Valera

Here’s everything you need to know to securely vote from home, from registering to tracking your ballot’s delivery status.

How to Argue with People You Know and Love—IRL

How-ToUnited StatesMarie Beecham

Disagreements these days can escalate quickly, but with the wisdom to know what to say and how to say it—and the courage to nurture meaningful dialogue—your efforts will be worthwhile. Here are a few tips.

Climate Action Starts in Your Own Hometown

How-ToUnited StatesJenny Shalant

Turn your city into a climate sanctuary, lobby your elected officials, and try out these other ways to make change globally by acting locally.

24 Green Projects to Tackle Now

How-ToUnited StatesCourtney Lindwall

Commune with nature, get productive in the kitchen, occupy cooped-up kids, or connect with other environmentalists—all while staying home.

Green Your College Dorm Room

How-ToEmily Deanne

Want to make your life on campus more eco-friendly? Stand up for our climate with these simple tricks to conserve power, water, and food.

Green Your Halloween

How-ToUnited StatesClara Chaisson

Five ways to indulge your sweet tooth and your spooky side without a whole lot of waste or frightful chemicals.

Green Your School

How-ToUnited StatesCorey Binns

Eight ways to help your district’s students and parents be better environmental citizens.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Most of All, Reduce.

How-ToUnited StatesMelissa Denchak

Try incorporating these small tweaks into your routine. You’ll throw out less trash, and help fight climate change at the same time.

4 Ways to Avoid Toxic Chemicals in Food Packaging

How-ToUnited StatesPerrin Ireland

Despite what the industry will tell you, BPA is toxic. NRDC scientist Veena Singla wants it—and its equally poisonous replacements—out of our products.