You must! Get a few friends together and pick one or two areas of interest. Start a movement in your circle of friends to become passionate about the quality of our food supply, the environmental toxins, our precious water, or reducing the carbon footprint of your school and local community as well as your own household. Write letters to elected officials about making changes. For starters, check out the web sites of Earthjustice and Take Part, they will inspire you and assist you with your goals for change.
There are so many efforts that need volunteers and people who care to help take action to fight for the betterment of society. Pick what’s the most important to you and your family and do some research to find the group that best fits your needs, whether it on line or in your own community. Work together on a Family Action Plan in ways you can help that particular cause…planting trees, growing your own vegetables, conserving water, anything goes! Walking-the-walk is such a great way to teach your children to become stewards of the earth.
- Fracking is a really dirty word! Check out the Earthjustice web site and learn where it is happening.
- Mountain tops are literally being shredded for mining
- Coal mining threatens wild life and human life as it pollutes air and water with mercury and other substances
- The cosmetic industry is unregulated and permitted to include carcinogenic ingredients
- Lawn care products like pesticides and fertilizers are contaminating our fresh water supply and endangering the health of our children and pets
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