Climate change is one of the most important issues of our lifetime. At the current rate global temperatures are rising, in the coming years our planet (and us, and our children) will see rising sea levels, threats to wildlife, lands, and agriculture, and more frequent, stronger natural disasters like hurricanes and droughts.

But climate change also can feel like a big, daunting problem. After all, it effects the entire Earth. So what can the average person do to help prevent it?

While we do all need to work together to fight climate change, the good news is there are many easy things you, your family and your friends can do to reduce your personal carbon footprint. Best of all, many of them are easy, small changes. Here, we've compiled a list of 17 easy actions you can take to fight climate change and reduce your home's carbon footprint.


This is a flexible activity that can be completed whenever you have enough free time.


This is a remote action that can be done anywhere as long as you have the necessary time, skills, instructions and resources.

My Action Status
Take Action  
I'm not interested in this activity, don't show this to me again.

For every action you complete for Brightest (Climate), we plant one tree 🌳