Sustainability Tips: Staying Educated & Informed
Due to recent events regarding global warming, various budding environmental movements as well as the looming presence that is the climate crisis, it is more important than ever to start implementing environmentally-conscious habits into your everyday life. I have compiled a list of 20 tips (and tricks!) to help you go green by changing small things in your day-to-day life.
#1: Research, research, research! I know I’ve written the word “research” a billion times throughout the course of this article, but research really is essential if we want to tackle this monstrosity of a crisis we have on our hands. Besides, in today’s day and age, information is readily-available making it oh-so-easy to find what we’re looking for (or to find what we’re not looking for – use reliable resources, kids!)
#2: Stay informed on changes in environmental policies and on candidates’ positions on the climate crisis! With the 2020 U.S. President Election looming before our nation, it is important we prioritize candidates who are actually aware and care about the climate crisis as much as we do! By supporting and voting for these candidates, we can play our part in shaping the future of American government and how it passes and regulates environmental policies.
#3: Support climate activists who care as much as we do! Going along with the previous tip, there are many people who have made their opinions on the climate crisis loud and clear and, by supporting them, you can make your voice heard as well! Some Generation Z climate activists that I, personally, follow and recommend checking out are 17-year-old Jamie Margolin, 15-year-old Elijah Mckenzie-Jackson, and (you may have heard of her in the news lately!) 16-year-old Greta Thunberg!
#4: Keep calm and stay green! I know that this article contained a lot of overwhelming, albeit important, information and it may seem like, no matter what we do, we’ll never beat this mighty foe that is the climate crisis. However, I believe that if we all put in a collective effort and incorporate at least one of the tips/tricks in this article, we can make a difference and be a part of the solution instead of the problem!
www.ecosia.org – You can use this (for free!) to plant trees by surfing the web (aka something we do every day!)
www.goodonyou.eco – You can use this (for free!) to do your research on sustainable fashion brands!
www.terracycle.com – You can use this to recycle items that, normally, cannot be recycled!
Author’s Note: To access some of the sources I used/quoted during the making of this article, click on the link below!