What “green” change have you made this year? We want to hear from you

As the year draws to a close, it’s a time for people to reflect: what happened last year?

A lot has happened. The pandemic is raging. It was another year marked by wildfires in the west, flooding in the east, hurricanes in the south and a record-breaking heat wave in the Pacific Northwest.

Also in 2021, a United Nations panel of experts released a landmark report publishing a red code for humanity. He warned that the world is approaching irreversible tipping points if governments, businesses and individuals do not take action to address the climate crisis.

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So what steps have you taken to make your life greener? We wrote stories of how to sharpen your recycling skills Where reduce food waste, but we wanted to hear from you.

As New Years Day is just around the corner, we want to open a dialogue with you on the subject right here in the comments section of this article. What change have you made to sustainable development over the past year? Why do you do that? How was it? Have you stuck with it?

Nick Cooper-Garcia walks around collecting discarded food for Earth Mama Compost on Thursday, February 4, 2021 in Indianapolis.  The food will be used to make compost.

Let us know your thoughts and ideas on how to live a more environmentally friendly life. We’re going to put all of your answers together and, you never know, that might inspire someone else to make a resolution for next year to bring about lasting change.

To join the conversation, click the blue “View Comments” button at the top or bottom of this story. Create a free account to join. If you are already a subscriber or already have an account, make sure you are logged in. You can submit questions in advance.

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Call IndyStar reporter Sarah Bowman at 317-444-6129 or email [email protected]. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook: @IndyStarSarah. Connect with IndyStar’s environmental journalists: The Scrub on Facebook.

IndyStar’s environmental reporting project is made possible by the generous support of the non-profit Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust.


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