Today’s Solutions: January 21, 2022

Being a climate activist doesn’t mean you have to chain yourself to a tree or march through streets with a placard above your head. Climate activism can also be embedded in the everyday choices you make that benefit the well-being of the environment. Check out the following tips for becoming a climate activist—and you’ll see it’s not so hard. The first thing you can do is write a handwritten letter addressed to a company or organization that urges them to take action on a certain environmental issue. It doesn’t have to be lengthy or full of statistics citing the end of the world. All it needs is an uncomplicated message that the receiver can understand. The next thing you can do is sign petitions online. Many people say online activism is a halfhearted form of activism, but these days, online petitions have the ability to raise awareness faster than ever. Third, host a movie night. There are many wonderful movies dedicated to the topic of reducing plastic and waste. Organize a movie night, and get all your friends informed about the problems surrounding waste. Number four: engage with the government. From joining your local city council to simply talking to political representatives, there are plenty of ways to engage with the government. The fifth and final tip is an essential one: if your area hasn’t banned bags already, help start a campaign to do so. With a few thousands signatures and support from your local community, you can get bags banned in your area in no time.

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