7GA Personal Climate Action Center Action of the Week!
There is so much work to do to heal our planet that it can feel overwhelming to determine where to start. That’s why 7th Generation Advisors launched the Personal Climate Action Center, a new initiative designed to encourage people to take individual action against climate change.
Each week we provide one action item for you to take to reduce your carbon emissions. Along with this weekly tip you will find over 80 actions on the Personal Climate Action Center website, where you can sign up and pledge to TAKE ACTION!
Week 23: Action of the Week
Celebrate Earth Day by Volunteering for an Environmental Group and Advocating for the Earth!
Earth Day is this Thursday, April 22, and what better way to celebrate Earth Day than to volunteer for an environmental organization? Connecting with like-minded people working towards a goal or for a cause is a great way to empower yourself and to release some of that climate anxiety you may be experiencing.
Check out this Good Morning America piece on the best ways to help the environment. Spoiler alert: it focuses a lot about speaking up and advocating for change in your own community. 7GA has always believed in the power of the grassroots and starting from the bottom up, and we have seen a lot of progress achieved through that approach over the years, so it really does make a difference!
We also like that the piece talks about finding the joy in order to sustain your activism. Perhaps this means volunteering for an environmental group and connecting with others. Perhaps this means taking a solo walk in nature and relishing in its magnificence. Perhaps this means teaching your own children to say no to plastics. Whatever it is, allow yourself to find the joy to stay inspired and be the change!
Need some more ideas and inspiration? Here is a list of creative, out of the box ways to volunteer for the environment and put your special skills to use.
At 7th Generation Advisors we are diligently working with scientists, policymakers, activists and clean tech companies to create a clean energy economy for all, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and to protect all living things seven generations into the future. We care about the future of our planet. Will you join us?