Eco-Activism Guide: Easy Ways to Get Involved & Help the Environment
Author: Anthony Pan
“All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.” — Edmund Burke
We are not superheroes and nobody expects us to make big changes on our own, but by gradually doing small things we can create huge differences in the long run. Below are some easy eco-friendly tips for becoming an environmental activist:
Create a blog dedicated to your cause, raising awareness and education others of the matters at hand and to let them know what they can do. If you already have a blog, you can create a section that is related to the environment and green living tips etc.
If you are a social person, you can share more green news through social networks like Facebook to spread green information. If you are a fan of any green organizations, you can share their information with your friends on Facebook and/or Twitter.
Try to volunteer yourself to meaningful activities and help others.You can even find volunteering opportunities that include travelling to some other areas of the world. You can also join local organizations and make a difference in your community.
Lend Your Name
Sign eco-related petitions that interest you such as animal rights, fair-trade, health and corporate responsibilities. You may think a signature doesn’t mean anything, but actually thousands of signatures can really make an impact on a situation.
Start Your Own Group
Create a local group to support the cause that interests you and meet regularly to exchange ideas and increase the number of members. You can also do creative things within your community such to raise awareness, help the environment and advertise your group.
Be the Change You Want to See in the World
“Before preparing to improve the world, first look around your own home three times” -Chinese Proverb
- Change your less eco-friendly behaviors to better ones such as: turn off the light, unplug appliances, shop less and reuse products. You may feel a little bit uncomfortable at the beginning, but if you keep doing it for 1-2 months it will become second nature.
- Be self-efficient by growing your own food and storing rainwater. You can use yard to grow food and use rain barrels to store natural water. You can reduce both your utility bill and carbon/water footprints that are harmful to the environment.
- Be greener at work.If you are eco-conscious at home, it makes no sense not to do the same at work place, plus you can persuade and encourage others at your office to become more eco-friendly as well.