Sometimes our busy lifestyles keep us from doing the things we’ve been meaning to do, like reading a good book or writing a letter.
Before the holidays arrive with all their distractions and demands, make time this month to learn something new and get your own thoughts out there. Here are a few simple things you can do:
1. Comment on an environmental blog
Blogs should be a conversation, and bloggers love a good comment (*cough cough*). If you read something you like or have something to add to the point of view, let it be known!
2. Read a book
Did you know that David Suzuki has published 43 books in his lifetime? Canada’s most recognizable environmental activist clearly has something to say. Of course, if you want something edgier, you can visit an independent bookstore and check out titles that intersect race, gender, and class with environmental issues.
3. Sign up to an environmental organization’s newsletter
Electronic newsletters are convenient because they arrive in your inbox and can be read at your leisure. More than just the news, eco-themed newsletters will also let you now about events and job or volunteer opportunities in your area. They can also tip you off to many other websites and organizations that may be of interest.
4. Tell others about something interesting that you read
Do you think that your friends, family or coworkers don’t have the same environmental concerns as you? Maybe you just need to talk about these topics more often! It’s not always easy to broach hot topics like wasteful behavior, car dependency, and vegetarianism, but by commenting on an article that somebody else wrote, you can easily encourage discussion without personalizing the issues. Plus you’ll be helping good writers reach a broader audience!
Make a difference − share this environmental tip with your friends.