Birds are Telling Us It’s Time to Take Action on Climate
Audubon’s new science shows that two-thirds (64%) (389 out of 604) of North American bird species are at risk of extinction from climate change. The good news is that our science also shows that if we take action now we can help improve the chances for 76% of species at risk.
We already know what we need to do to help the birds we love
- Protect the places birds need now and in the future.
- In addition to taking personal action at home, we must urge action at state and federal levels to address the root causes of climate change.
What You Can Do to Help in Vermont
1. Reduce the amount of carbon pollution released into the atmosphere. In order to drive down carbon emissions, we will need innovative systemic changes through solutions like putting a price on carbon, and passing legislation to hold the state accountable for achieving state goals.
2. Reduce your own carbon pollution by lowering the amount of fossil fuels you use for transportation and heating your home.
3. Ask your elected officials to support electrification of our heating and transportation sectors. This will reduce overall demand for fossil fuels, keep precious energy dollars in-state, while saving you money.
4. Ask your elected officials to expand consumer-driven clean energy development that grows jobs in your community – like solar or wind power, or the use of modern wood heating,
5. Plant native trees, shrubs, and flowers to create bird-friendly places at your home, school, and place of work. Birch, serviceberry, dogwood, milkweed, and more - these native plant species provide birds with food and shelter.
6. Advocate for natural solutions, from increasing wetlands to protecting forests and grasslands that are homes to birds and serve as carbon storage banks