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Gardening As Climate Action

Adapt to Climate Change

Heat & Drought
Heat- & Drought Tolerant Plants, Xeriscape
Adequate Watering
Extreme Storms
Adequate Drainage
Rain Gardens
Wildfires & Wildfire Smoke
Biodiversity Loss including Pollinator Loss
Plant for Pollinators, Some Native Plants
Pest-Resistant Plants, Crop Rotation
Beneficial Insects
Avoid Neonicotinoids

Reduce GHG Emissions

Use Manual or Electric Landscape Equipment
Avoid Synthetic Fertilizer Use
Avoid Peat Use

Store Carbon in Soil & Woody Plants

Use Compost, Mulch, Aged Manure & Biochar
Keep Soil Covered, Cover Crops, Minimize Digging
Shrink the Lawn
Eco-Lawn, Minimize Fertilizers & Herbicides, Optimize Watering, Grow It Long, Let Clippings Drop
Use Woody Plants in Layers (Tiers)
Grow Edibles

Early Climate Action is Key:

Deep, rapid and sustained mitigation and accelerated implementation of adaptation actions in this decade would reduce projected losses and damages for humans and ecosystems ... and deliver many co-benefits, especially for air quality and health ... Rapid and far-reaching transitions across all sectors and systems are necessary to achieve deep and sustained emissions reductions and secure a liveable and sustainable future for all.

Individual actions can help.

Less Driving
Less Flying
More Energy Efficiency
Plant-Based Diets

Learn More About Climate Change

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