“One of the great liabilities of history is that all too many people fail to remain awake through great periods of social change. Every society has its protectors of status quo and its fraternities of the indifferent who are notorious for sleeping through revolutions. Today, our very survival depends on our ability to stay awake, to adjust to new ideas, to remain vigilant and to face the challenge of change.” Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr
Ready to do some good for yourself and our planet? We start now.
5 steps toward change this week:
1. Vote and Protest. If you’re old enough to vote, you should make sure you’re electing candidates who will work to help limit some of the adverse effects of climate change on our planet. But if you can’t vote yet, raise your voice in protest. Join a march that’s already happening, or start your own. We need to come together to demand the change we want.
2. Scrub a dub dub – leave toys out of the tub. Have young people living in your home? Conserve water by saving the bathtub and shower for washing only. We know – no fun – but hey, we have a planet to preserve.
3. Fall is around the corner and a great time to get outside and get to know your neighbors. Organize a community clean-up with a little competition – what family can fill the most garbage bags? Give the winning family a gift card to a locally owned restaurant as their prize.
4. Speaking of neighborhoods – do you live in a neighborhood with children? Organize a toy library – where children can check out toys and unwanted toys can be donated. Anything we can do to reduce the consumption of new items, the better!
5. Participate in the The Crayon Initiative and get your local elementary schools to do the same!