It’s not easy when the people around you seem to not care about the environment. It can even be frustrating, at times. With the current state that our planet is in, it’s more important than ever for people to actively care about the environment and be conscious about their impact on it. In today’s guide, our environmental consultants are going to show you some ways that you can encourage others to care about the environment.
Start with people you know
It will be easier to convince someone you know to care about the environment than a stranger – so if you want to start convincing people, start with the people you know. The easiest way to do this is to just sit down and talk to them about it. A lot of people don’t care about the environment because they don’t understand the adverse effect that our society has on it.
By helping them to understand the negative impact we’re having on the environment, they may see the benefit in changing their ways. Suggest ways that they can do this. It’s a lot easier to convince people to change when you have alternative solutions and ways of doing things to offer them. This is a good first step – even convincing just one person is better than nothing.
Create an online group
The internet is such a powerful tool. It has given a voice to those who may not have had one before. Consider starting a group on social media or a thread on a forum that you frequent. You and other like-minded people can share environmental stories and issues – as well as pool all your solutions and alternatives for certain environmental issues together to better educate each other.
Once the group is established, you can start inviting people and promoting it around your local community or on social media. With all the great information that is compiled and fantastic discussion that occurs, new members will be sure to engage in conversation and learn some new things themselves.
Organise a gardening club
Similarly to our last point, you can start a club that meets weekly, fortnightly or even monthly and goes around planting trees and plants around public gardens and parks. This is a great way to be social as well as make a difference.
You can explain to your friends what you’re doing and why it’s so important. If you think they’re being receptive, then invite them along to the next meet-up. Even if they’re not being receptive, try and invite them along anyway, you have nothing left to lose. Strangers will see what your group is doing and take an interest. Even if they don’t get involved themselves, the actions may trigger something that’ll make them
Do school tours
The children are the future. So, it’s more important than ever that they should understand the impacts that humans have on the environment from an early age. If you and some like-minded people get together then you can start a school touring act. The problem with this is that all the information will most likely seem dry to the children – as well as teenagers.
To fix this, you should come up with an act. Whether this is in the form of a theatrical narrative or digital animation, younger minds respond better to visuals and excitement. Try to spice up the presentation with colourful graphics and even crowd interactions.
Create a video
If you have the skills – or don’t mind hiring someone who does – you can create a video and share it around that details why we should care about the environment. Use hard-hitting facts, striking messages and emotive visuals to get the point across. The more people see the video the better.
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As we said, even convincing just one person is better than none. Alpha Environmental is dedicated to a healthy and safe planet. Our environmental consultants are passionate and meticulous in their roles. Whether you need an environmental site assessment or need your groundwater tested, our environmental consultants are the perfect solution to your problem. Some of our other services include asbestos, soil and mould testing.
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