Climate change is real, and the consequences of climate change are already here, and millions of lives are at stake. In the US, chronic flooding threatens coastal communities, and devasting hurricanes are commonplace. Wildfires, heatwaves, droughts, and inland flooding continue to break records. We may not be able to reverse all the damage, but we can make small changes that will make a big difference. If everyone takes the initiative to reduce, reuse, and recycle, the trend will drastically shift to help our planet. We have the technologies and science however we need strong leadership to change our current trajectory.