There’s this bill you should know about

Hey, guys. I’m bringing you a bonus post today to let you know about something cool. Something I’m feeling strong about, and I hope you do too.

I spend a lot of time feeling kind of helpless. I feel deep anger and frustration over a lot of things in our world right now. High on my list is the climate crisis. And it’s so hard to feel like I’m doing anything about it. I’m trying to control my waste. We switched our house over to solar energy. (By the way, if you live in PA you can do that too. You just have to call your electric company and tell them you want to do it.) I even use crochet market bags to avoid taking home mountains of plastic. But none of that is making the difference I want to make.

What will help, what will end up winning the fight against climate change, is being vocal in politics. To that end, I want to tell you about a bill from Congresswoman Ilhan Omar from Minnesota.

It’s the H.R 4050. And it’s to award grants for projects that are consistent with zero-waste practices. So, what that means is that if someone wants to build something that will help our country get to zero waste, like solar energy or anything renewable, this will help fund it. I want my tax money going toward anything that will help us not kill the planet. So, I’m emailing and calling my congressman, to make sure he knows I support this bill and I want him to vote for it.

If you feel, like I do, that this is exactly what we should be doing, I urge you to get in touch with your congressperson. Here’s a link if you’re not sure who that is.

We don’t have to feel powerless. We can speak up and talk to our elected officials. They work for us, after all. And if we want to keep living on Earth, we need more bills like this. And we don’t have any space stations ready for residential living yet, so we might want to stay here.

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