What you can do
- Register to Vote. While you might be able to clean up a local park on your own, you can’t clean up the ozone alone. That’s where our elected officials come in. You have a voice. Make it count. Millenials are now the largest voting bloc in the country and polls overwhelmingly show we care about how our planet is treated. If you show up. If you get your friends to show up. You will make a difference.
- Take an active role in your community. No, I don’t need you to run for office, but pick up the phone every few weeks and make a call to an elected official telling them you vote, what you care about, and what you believe they need to do to protect the planet. Furthermore, gather some friends, go hike, or pick a trail that you’ve noticed is constantly dirty and clean it up. Better yet, hold your friends to higher standards. (Ex: Bananas do not quickly decompose in AZ. You can’t just leave them on top of Camelback Mountain. Pack Out what you Pack in.
- Support organizations that share your common interests and are supporting #ActOnClimate. This can be monetary or through volunteerism. Orgs like the Sierra Club, Greenpeace, National Resources Defense Council, Conservation Fund, Environmental Defense Fund, Environmental Working Group, National Wildlife Federation, just to name a few. You can go online, and see how these and countless more are rated for their usage of funds and what missions they support. I guarantee there’s one that will pique your interest.
You have a voice.
You have been given a great gift to live in one of the greatest democracies this world has ever seen and been given tools no generation has ever had. You have the power to reach people on every continent simply by clicking a button. Use it. Use this power for good.
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Until next time adventurers, take care and be safe.
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