If you’re ever feeling like it’s impossible to save our planet or you’re lost on how you can help, here are some simple suggestions that you can do immediately. These tips come from Lindsey Coffey who is a model and environmental activist, and also happens to be the reigning titleholder of Miss Earth, the pageant dedicated to environmental causes and sustainability.
1. Say No To Single-Use Plastic
Plastic is one of the greatest polluters. With 79% of plastic ending up in landfills and 12.7 million tones being tossed into our oceans, this waste will accumulate further if we keep using plastic. It’s not just an eyesore, it seriously impacts the health of entire ecosystems.
If you have the funds please donate to reputable environmental organizations. Since only a small amount of the federal budget goes to special interest groups, mission trips and projects are mostly funded by the gracious donations of their supporters.
3. Tweet Congress
Just a handful of tweets to your state representatives will get their attention. This shows them what their constituents are passionate about the pro-environmental legislature, support for clean energy, climate action especially in underserved communities, etc. After all, they work for you so it’s important to tell them what you want.
Our truest solution to the climate crisis is within our legislative branch. By voting for politicians whose agenda is pro-environment, you are helping to create legislative reform creating a positive impact nationally and globally.