The health of our planet is one of the most important issues of our time. If we all make an effort to make more environmentally conscious choices, together we can ensure a better future. Here are just a few ways you can help:
Volunteer. Join stewardship projects to plant trees, clean trash from beaches, or maintain hiking trails. Both communities and environmental organizations sponsor events and your local library is a good resource.
If you’re unable to volunteer, donate. Do some research and choose organizations with low overhead, where the money raised directly benefits wildlife or environmental causes.
Think twice before driving. Walk, bike, or take public transportation if at all possible. If you have the option to work from home some or all of the time, take advantage to reduce your carbon emissions.
If you’re planting a garden, choose native plants. These will usually thrive without pesticides and require less water, along with attracting pollinators.