Nowadays, we hear a lot of conversations about environmental sustainability. If you are trying to figure out how you can participate in such a worthwhile movement, this article offers tips on getting started. Sure, it can be pretty daunting to see such significant initiatives from other people, resulting in feeling like your contribution is too small. However, these little steps affect the bigger picture significantly. In the long run, millions of people applying these little things in their everyday lives can cause waves of good impact on our environment.
Here’s how you can be part of the movement in your own way.
Practice the 3 R’s at home
The practice of sustainability starts at home, and it begins with something as simple as following the well-known 3 R’s (reduce, reuse, recycle). By reducing the amount of waste you produce and finding ways to reuse and recycle instead, you diminish the harmful waste and its impact on the environment. Try to keep this in mind and apply proper segregation at your homes. In doing this, you’d know what waste you can still recycle and which you can throw away rather than just indiscriminately getting rid of everything.
Join or spearhead activities related to sustainability
Your community may have ongoing projects that promote sustainability. This can be in recycling drives, educational forums, subdivision clean-ups, donation drives for wastewater treatment facilities, etc. Now you’ve applied these practices at home, it is time to branch out and do the same for the community. You can even launch said activities if you want to. By letting everyone help, such initiatives’ positive impact on the environment can increase tenfold.
Take inspiration from other people’s sustainable practices
Unsure where to start? Take inspiration from various sustainable practices done by people around the country. For example, check out various entries from Ajinimoto’s recently launched #AjinomotoSustainAbilidadChallenge. Surely, there’s one you can use or reinvent in your household or community.
Events such as these are an excellent way to promote global sustainability. It can also inspire more eco-friendly initiatives in the future and provide a channel for showcasing one’s talents at applying sustainable practices in everyday living.
Follow the pointers above and be a significant part of today’s environmental sustainability movement! Who knows? If more people are encouraged to join, the goal of zero waste may prove to be a reality— if not for us, then for our next generation. So don’t hesitate to join self- and community-driven initiatives in the name of sustainability.