Recycling and turning off the lights are good steps towards a more sustainable society, but they are not nearly as important for the climate as reducing meat consumption, air travel and driving.
By self-isolating, people all over the world are acting for the collective good. That's encouraging for tackling climate change.
Individual actions to reduce emissions are important in two ways. First, they have an immediate impact, and secondly, adopting low-carbon life choices sends a clear message to political leaders.