The reality of our planet’s health is that it’s dependent on us coming together for a better future. Sustainability in one’s home is a great place to start, but taking it a step further and getting initiatives going on a broader level can make a bigger impact. Here are a few things that can be done with community stability for a greener future:
Start off in your own home
If you’re looking to make a difference in a community, you want to start off in your own home. From the kind of HVAC system that you use to the way that you select clean energy for your property, there are so many ways to make caring for the environment a big part of your life.
When you practice what you preach in your own home, it’s much easier for you to inspire the same in others. Beyond the way that you save energy, even little things like shopping for more sustainable brands and recycling your trash are all beneficial for the environment. Even if you can’t do something big like reduce carbon emissions through more sustainable air travel, you can seek to produce less waste.
Get trash cleanups going
As you think about a great way to start off with community initiatives for a greener planet, consider a trash cleanup. If you have a beautiful yet polluted waterway in your city, that’s a good place to start. Whether there’s a lot of wildlife in the river or lake in your area or it’s just unsightly around where you live, trash cleanups can be an important part of helping your city go greener and make it a more enjoyable place to live.
You’d be amazed at how many people want to get involved with cleaning up the community, so reach out to your circle of friends, start an organized initiative, post it on social media, and start cleaning up your city.
Start a community garden
Starting a community garden may take some background work to get off the ground, but you’ll find a lot of receptivity for something like this. This could be an initiative started by your company so that you have the capital and connections to get it going.
While gardens that have flowers are beautiful, and you should definitely include some, think about the benefits of also growing food for your community. Beyond growing food and creating spaces for a greener world, you’ll also be creating a space for the community to come together.
Encourage more concern for local wildlife
A big impact that humans have on the environment that goes beyond global warming is also how we impact the wildlife around us. There’s a reason why there are many animals near extinction. While we may not be responsible for all of it, we can definitely do more to help protect our local wildlife.
Some people are too quick to consider wildlife as pests before thinking about how important they are to the environment. Get involved in wildlife protection initiatives in your area so that you can also help the environment in this way.
Get involved in public land protection
Public lands that are destroyed can be detrimental to the environment and wildlife. From deforestation to eliminating wildlife corridors, if our public lands are not protected, not only will this impact our country, but it will also impact the natural beauty that we have left.
In a world where nature is solace and the lifeblood of our lives, it’s important to do whatever it takes to take care of what we have left of it. Do something as simple as vote on bills that keep them protected, or take it a step further by helping to build trails or donating money to sustainable initiatives and nonprofits.
Are you looking to get more involved in efforts to help your community and the environment? Think about the tips mentioned above to get things rolling. You can make a difference, even if it’s just by calling your elected officials or by sharing information with your community.