Have you ever felt like bringing a reusable cup and straw isn’t enough? Like you want to be more involved in climate activism but you don’t know how? I’ve been there. Sometimes even your geological location can play a factor Living on a small, rural own there aren’t exactly any climate marches or protests or really any real initiative happening. So, what then?
Here are some ideas on how to get involved in climate activism
*This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for supporting alittlerosedust.com. See our full disclosure here.
1. Contact your local government
This one may seem the most intimidating but it’s also one of the most impactful. All it takes is one email or phone call. And I’ve even written you a script/template. Click here to read it!
2. Get involved in your community
Do some research to see if your community has any sustainable initiatives such as a compost drop off center or maybe an annual community clean-up. If not, you could organize one! Put up flyers or create a Facebook event and encourage others to help you pick up trash around your neighbourhood. If that’s still too intimidating, grab a group of your friend and make it a monthly outing!
3. Make your commute green
If you’re fortunate enough to live in a city that offers public transport or the ability to walk/bike from one place to another – don’t take it for granted! This can help drastically cut down on carbon emissions and is a subtle form of activism
If you live in more of a rural area like myself that doesn’t have public transit and the closet store is 45 minutes away by bike, try carpooling! Maybe you have a work buddy you can drive to work with or do a grocery run with one of your neighbours!
I know, I know. We’re all tired of hearing it. But it’s so dang important. When you remember that only 100 companies are responsible for the overwhelming majority of all carbon emissions and that you and I can’t necessarily change that – voting becomes al the more important.
I hope this post inspired you on how to get involved with climate activism. Of course, your individual actions like eating less meat, reducing waste, and shopping second-hand matter so much. Outward forms of activism may not be for everyone especially those with disabilities, anxiety, etc, but if you can, it’s always worth it.
Thank you so much for reading. Please don’t forget to share this post and follow me on Instagram for daily lo waste living tips.