You Don't Have To Personally Install Wind Turbines To Fight Climate Change. Tell Us About The Small Things You Do

Students participate in a global walkout for Climate Change in downtown Los Angeles on March 15, 2019, as young people, inspired by Greta Thunberg, call on politicians to act on climate change. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

This summer in Los Angeles has been the coolest in recent years, but that doesn't mean we're safe from the threats of climate change.

Over time, California "will experience a much greater number of extremely wet and extremely dry weather seasons — especially wet — by the end of the century," UCLA researchers predict. In addition, warming weather could threaten the state's water supply, sea levels could rise up to 55 inches by 2100, the risk of wildfires will grow and the state's air quality will worsen, according to a report that the California Natural Resources Agency prepared for the state.

These predictions are sobering and overwhelming, and thinking about how to tackle these problems can be paralyzing. We want to help.

This month, LAist/KPCC will join more than 170 media outlets worldwide for Covering Climate Now, a week of stories about the rapidly changing conditions in our world and the importance of taking action to combat these potentially catastrophic changes. Covering Climate Now leads up to the United Nations Climate Action Summit, scheduled to take place on Sept. 23 in New York.

During that week, you'll hear from our reporters about how the climate crisis will affect Los Angeles and simple changes you can make in your daily life to help save the planet.

As we ramp up our efforts, we also want to hear from you: Angelenos who know someone or who are personally taking on the climate crisis, and what's being done about it.

We're looking for people, groups of friends or organizations.

Maybe you spearhead a refillables effort in your neighborhood.
Maybe you're doing your best to live a plastic-free life.
Do you only take public transportation?
Are you planting native flora?
Do you know anyone doing these things?

Whether it's calling politicians, greening your commute, growing your own food, using less water, tweaking your thermostat, or even just walking more, we want to hear from you.

Tell us how you or someone you know have made changes in your life, however small or large, using the form below, and we might include you in an upcoming story.