Local efforts are a crap waste of time. Recycling is a local effort. We have failed miserably. Microplastics have just been found in pristine arctic snow. Plastic has been found at the bottom of the Marianna Trench. Mt. Everest is littered with tons of garbage, dead bodies and frozen s*** as a daily queu of "climbers" wanders up the airless slope in a disillusioned line. Each laden with more garbage and s***. Locals try to keep things clean but they just can't keep up.
We all try to keep our carbon footprint as small as possible without actually giving anything up. But when the beach is covered with footprints who can tell what size they are?
Follow the science.
A massive extinction event is demonstrably underway.
Atmospheric CO2 rising. Temperature rising. Ice melting. Seas rising.
Homo Sapiens might imagine himself to be more than just another animal dependent on the earth, air, and water for survival. But I've got news...
My actual prediction is dire. But I can see a path to our survival and future success as a species.