Updated: Jun 9, 2022
The best way to persuade others to adopt humane and responsible lifestyles is to set a good example. Think realistically about how you’re going to fit environmental and animal activism into your life. You do not want to overextend yourself in a blaze of glory, only to burn out in six months. Think carefully about how you’re going to schedule activism into your daily routine so that it will become a part of your life and not an intrusion.
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Practice earth and animal activism at home, at work and in your community. Making a difference for the earth and animals can be as easy as posting messages on Facebook and blogs and participating in conversations relevant to your passion. Use your particular talents to bring positive changes for the planet and its animals.
Earth and animal activists are people who see the need for change and devote their time to doing something about it. They are driven by passion and a vision for a better future for animals and the environment. Whatever your reason for wanting to become an earth and animal activist, you have the ability to do so no matter your age, your means or your background. It’s people like you, people who believe they have the power to make a difference, who end up bringing remarkable change for the planet and its animals.
Earth and animal activists are passionate enough to believe they can make change happen if they work hard enough to find a solution. While many people might become stalled when faced with the question, “How much good can one individual do?”, activists believe that one dedicated and persistent person can make a difference for the earth and its animals.
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Figure out what earth and animal issue(s) you are most passionate about. Passion often comes from a sudden realization that changes your life forever. Once the realization hits you, it is what will stoke the embers of your earth and animal activism, even at the lowest points when you sometimes feel like giving up. Once you are aware of something in the world that you believe needs changed, that awareness will motivate you constantly and cause you to see the need everywhere, bringing a sense of responsibility with it.
Things you can do:
Follow and support organizations on social media. Help spread the word about animal and environmental issues by sharing posts, links and photos.
Sign online earth and animal petitions.
Become carbon neutral by offsetting your carbon footprint. Carbon offsetting means that you donate money to projects that reduce CO2 emissions.
Purchase eco-friendly and cruelty-free cosmetics, clothing and household products.
Wear pro earth and pro animal T-shirts.
Display earth and animal bumper stickers on your car.
Reduce or eliminate animal products from your diet.
Boycott animal entertainment.
Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.
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