How to Get Your Community Involved in Sustainability Efforts
Posted on Mar 07, 2023
Sustainability is a crucial issue facing our planet, and we each have personal roles to play in making a positive difference. However, to make a significant impact, it's essential to involve our community in sustainability efforts. Here are some steps we can take to rally those around us to make better decisions for our planet.
1. Keep Your Community Educated
Firstly, you can prepare the foundation for change by making sure your community is educated on sustainability. While we may assume that the people we know are aware of the impact their actions have on the environment, that isn’t always the case. Follow advocates to find posts, blog articles and infographics on social platforms to stay up-to-date on how to live a sustainable life, and share them to your friends, family and other members of your circle to keep them in-the-know. You may never know how much a simple share can change a person’s patterns to benefit themselves and the environment.
2. Make the Process Enjoyable
Whether this is done by encouraging friends to sign up for environmental runs, talks, or even workshops where you as a group can learn crafty and self-sustainable skills (like sewing, paper-making and at-home-recycling), be sure to sprinkle in fun ways to keep your community interested and engaged. Taking environmentally-friendly steps is not a chore, and shouldn’t be treated as such. Organising and participating in green activities is a great way to remind yourself and others of that fact.
3. Support Sustainable Businesses as a Community
Finally, you can introduce those around you to sustainable businesses and organisations. Here at Life2Life, we are committed to developing communities and building sustainable livelihoods, offering you and your circle ethically produced alternatives to goods that are usually mass-produced. By engaging your community in supporting such organisations, you are not only providing them with practical solutions, but also bringing recognition to ethical businesses and helping them make more of a difference.
So there you have it, three simple tips to help you to start involving those around you in sustainability efforts. Be sure to lead by example throughout this process, as seeing your efforts may be enough to inspire your friends and family to follow in your footsteps. The impact of our actions is always made more significant when we make an effort together, so what are you waiting for? Rally your community for this cause today!