If the Environment is Important to You, It’s Time to Get Involved

There’s been a lot of discussion about the government’s role in protecting our environment, especially since the new administration came into office. Recently, there have been many articles about the impact the new administration will have on the environment; from what our new president can do to reverse climate policy, to reports on potential changes at agencies overseeing the environment.

Even if the government reduces its involvement in protecting the earth, there are still things everyday people can do to impact climate change. The responsibility for stopping climate change has always been a shared one: the government implementing policies and laws for businesses, and citizens adopting habits and lifestyles that decrease carbon emissions and waste. Just how much difference individuals can have on climate change is often underestimated. Looking at just one area from the government’s Energy Star program we can see that individuals can have a real impact. The data shows that if every U.S. homeowner increased the energy efficiency in their house by 10 percent, the decrease in carbon emissions would be equal to 25 million fewer cars being driven. And, if you’re ready to go beyond your individual contribution, consider getting involved in with an organization that supports the environment.

If you’re interested in taking on a leadership role in fighting climate change and improving our environment, Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment (ACE) could use committed and talented volunteers to join our board of directors. Here’s a listing of the talents and skills we that can help ACE get more citizens involved:

Board of Directors Available Positions:

  • Website Development Committee Chair
  • Board Recruitment and Development Liaison
  • Communications
  • Fundraising and Development
  • Student Board Member

If you’re interested in applying for positions on the ACE board of directors, the deadline for submitting applications is February 15. Details about ACE, the board of directors and descriptions of the board positions are available from the links.