Even when you do care about the environment, it can be really difficult to know how to turn your interest and concern into helpful action. Here, we’ve put together a list of five ways in which you can promote environmental awareness in your community.
- Create stickers
A great way to raise awareness for an issue you care about is to make stickers. They are an eye-catching and easily distributed way to share a visual reminder of the issue you care about, and environmental issues are no different. Once you’ve created your stickers you can sell them via a website similar to Rexoriginals.com, as well as handing them out at events which are relevant to the cause. Before you know it you will have built a little community of people who care about your cause with you and outwardly show it by using your stickers!
2. Be aware of available tech
A lot of environmental pollution is done by companies who get away with what they can simply because nobody challenges them. A good example is companies which produce a lot of toxic waste that gets released into the water, endangering ecosystems and local wildlife as well as the health of the local human residents. Making yourself aware of technology like the best sludge reduction equipment can give you an insight into what local companies are and aren’t doing to reduce their environmental impact in your local area.
3. Contact companies that operate in your area
As mentioned, much environmental pollution is committed by companies who are interested in getting rid of their waste in the most economically efficient way possible, and they often get away with it simply because it slips under the radar. So one thing you can do to promote environmental causes in your area is to check up on what local companies are up to and then get in touch with the companies themselves – and local environmental authorities – in order to put pressure on them to be more compliant with environmental regulations.
4. Make information easily accessible
Many people appear uninterested in environmental issues purely because they are misinformed or uninformed, which is often far from their own fault; accurate information is often difficult to access or hard to understand as it is presented in an overly scientific way. You can help promote environmental awareness by providing accessible information to the wider public, helping them to become engaged in the issue. People are often very willing to engage with a new issue, especially if it can be shown to impact their own community, as long as the information isn’t needlessly impenetrable.
5. Create wild spaces
One sure fire way to help nature is to create designated wild spaces within your community. These spaces can provide local wildlife with a safe space to regenerate and help local ecosystems and flora to flourish, as well as helping the insect and bee population to thrive – this is especially important as climate change severely impatcs insect populations which profoundly affects global ecosystems. Something as simple as talking to your council about creating a local designated wild space could be so helpful to the environment.
It’s so important to fight for what you believe in, especially when it’s an issue that affects all of us like the environment. Hopefully, some of the ideas on this list help you to begin to successfully fight for the environment close to home.