There are small choices we make in life that can have big impacts on the environment. I’m not talking about deciding on what bathroom hardware to buy, but about the small habits we can adopt to make the world a better place.
Is it really as simple as smiling at a stranger? Yes. Because in that moment, you have made someone feel better – in some small way, you have made the world kinder by one gesture.
Let’s discuss some small changes to make the world a better place!
1. Pick up Trash
How often do you go to the grocery store or gas station and see trash drifting about in the parking lot? It’s probably most times that you go. How often do you pick that trash up? It’s okay if you say rarely. It makes sense as there are a number of potential germs on trash. However, you can consider carrying around a pair of gloves wherever you go to avoid this.
It may not seem like a big deal and more of an inconvenience to always carry gloves with you. But can you imagine the impact it would have if everyone were to do this? If you frequently visit places where you notice trash, try and come prepared to help pick it up. This small act can have a major positive impact on the world around you.
2. Give Compliments
You never know what someone is going through. We all have bad days, and we often forget about those around us that also have bad days, too. As frequently as possible, try to give a compliment to a random stranger. This small action can have a profound impact on their mood.
If you’re more of an introvert, even a smile can make a difference in someone else’s day. Spread positivity, and you will receive it back.
3. Stay Informed
What’s going on in the environment? You may not stay up to date on current oil spills, wildfires, or trash buildup in the oceans. It’s easier to avoid that news as it’s unsettling. However, just because it’s easy doesn’t mean it’s right.
The more you stay informed, the more likely you are to inform others about the state of our environment. You could subscribe to weekly newsletters or follow pages like National Geographic to stay up to date.
You don’t have to look too hard to find volunteer opportunities in your area. There are always people and places that are in need. If you have the time, why not choose to volunteer? While days off are needed for rest, you could probably spare a couple hours a week volunteering.
Volunteering is undoubtedly a way to change the world. The impact it has is massive, and it starts with people like you.
5. Choose Organic
Organic products are typically more costly than inorganic. Yet, there’s a good reason for this. Organic manufacturing has strict guidelines to protect our environment. You may want to go with the cheaper option, but really – at what cost is that? The cost is at the expense of our environment.
It’s important to look more into the effects most common production has on the environment. The more people who choose to buy organic, the more companies will start to follow suit. In turn, the prices will lower. We see this happen all the time as it’s the principle of supply and demand.
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