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Wednesday April 14th

Letter: Everyday ways to tackle climate change


Climate change is a very real issue with tangible effects and scientific proof to back it up. If we continue using fossil fuels for energy and blatantly disregarding what is happening to our planet, we could end up shattering our image of what the Earth looks like today, and turning it into something completely unrecognizable. 

Imagine walking through UNC campus and wearing a mask to protect yourself from breathing in harmful particulate matter that would be floating through the air. Now, instead of just preaching at you, here are some ways you can help lessen our carbon footprint and slow down the process of climate change. 

Firstly, reduce the amount of trash you produce. Some trash is ok, you’re only human, but instead of getting a new plastic Starbucks cup everytime you want coffee, invest in one of those $5.00 reusable cups from Target. They keep your drink warmer, and cut down on garbage production. 

Secondly, recycle anything you can, it goes a long way and is pretty simple. 

Lastly, do what I’m doing. Spread the message. Inform people on little changes that can really make a difference. 

Chase Waldner

Chapel Hill

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