Want to do more to support environmental sustainability, but don't have a lot of time? Here are 3 easy ways to get more involved in the environmental movement this month.
1. Sign a Petition to Influence Policy and Business Practices
Go to the NC Conservation Network website and take action on the four critical issues they have identified: “Fund Our State Agencies” “Tell Lowe’s: Stop Selling Dangerous Paint Strippers!” “Tell the EPA: NC wants strong federal coal ash protections” “Tell Sen. Burr & Sen. Tillis: EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt must step down.” All that you have to is fill out your contact information, and the NC Conservation Network will send emails to the target groups or people. Doing this is both easy and effective in protecting our environment!
2. Meet local environmentalists at Green Drinks Winston-Salem
Come to Green Drinks at Fiddlin' Fish Brewing Company on the first Thursday of each month. It's a fun event with good drinks, and a chance to connect with other people interested in saving the environment. What's more is that a portion of your profits will be donated to local environmental advocacy groups! Check out the FaceBook page now and say that you are interested in going!
3. Commit to one waste-reducing action this month
Check out these other blogs on our website: 10 Small and Totally Achievable Environmental New Year's Resolutions, Waste-Free Resolutions, and Recycling Outside of the Blue Bin for some great ideas. Some highlights are: carry a reusable coffee mug with you whenever you go to a coffee shop, switch to reusable straw and recycle your batteries through an organization like The Big Green Box.
Austin Smith is a freshman at Deep Springs College and is a summer intern for PEA. He became interested in environmentalism in high school and is planning to major in environmental science and policy.