Even if you’re not currently active in the effort to save the environment, you can still learn a lot from what has transpired in the past. Many people led the effort to change the status quo and protect the environment for future generations. There were also government leaders who became instrumental in achieving some goals. If you are yet to join the fight, here’s what you can learn from the past.
Change is possible
It might be easy to feel disheartened about what’s happening. Despite the efforts, we still have a long way to go to save the planet. However, it doesn’t mean it’s hopeless. We can still achieve something. Setting clear goals and laying out the foundation to achieve them is necessary. It might take time, but we can get there. For instance, the ozone layer hole used to be a big issue. If we no longer talk about it now, it’s due to the solution found. The hole is no longer wide and is evidence of apparent success.
There will be detractors
Environmental conservation shouldn’t be a divisive issue. We live in the same world and can benefit from the results. Unfortunately, not everyone is on the same page. You will find individuals who don’t even think climate change is real. Others see the reality but refuse to do something. Despite their presence, you have to do what’s right. You must also gradually change these people’s minds and make them join the battle. Again, changes are only possible if we help each other.
Start with small steps
The problem with some people is they want to see immediate changes. Environmental conservation doesn’t work that way. There must be small steps done before expecting more significant results. If you decide to start at home through copper recycling, it’s an excellent idea. Sure, you might not feel anything as a result of that action. However, if dozens of people follow the same path, everything would be better. Collective action could lead to more meaningful results.
Government leaders matter
The fight to save the environment hinges upon the people we elect in office. Therefore, it is inevitable even if we don’t want to politicize this matter. We can expect better results if we elect people who will work hard to protect the planet. Their policies can reshape this battle. It will be harder to win this fight if we empower climate change deniers and give them the chance to craft these policies. Therefore, it’s critical to start with the local elections and work our way up.
Hopefully, you will feel inspired to follow the leaders of climate change action. It’s not going to be easy, but we have no choice. Without clear actions, we won’t have the same world anymore. Imagine how it would be for our children who won’t have a bright future. But, they also deserve to enjoy what we do now. Besides, it’s not yet too late to take part. You can always start and still see excellent results.