Happy New Year from Team Project Jatropha! As we enter 2024, we, as responsible citizens, have several critical environmental issues to tackle. Burning fossil fuels is one of the major contributors of global warming, causing climate change at a rapid rate, leading to environmental and economic damage. There are many ways people can help reduce global warming by incorporating simple everyday strategies such as powering their homes with renewable energy, driving green, and reducing, reusing, and recycling products. The second environmental issue is deforestation, which negatively impacts wildlife and biodiversity at the same time, contributing to global warming by reducing the capability of absorbing the greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide. We can help alleviate deforestation by planting more trees, going paperless, recycling and buying recycled products, spreading awareness about deforestation, and by supporting sustainable agriculture. The third environmental issue that is causing enormous harm to the environment is plastic pollution. Always remember to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Avoid single-use plastic products and buy in bulk. To sum up, every little contribution helps in promoting a healthy environment and slowing down global warming and climate change.