Ways to Help the Environment: It Begins with One Individual Taking Action
Most of us think that any action we take to contribute in protecting our home won’t do much since it will be just come from a single person. This makes us think that even if we try all ways to help the environment there are millions of people—a massively larger portion of the entire earth’s population—doing exactly the opposite. In this kind of mindset, where it is more apparent than any belief that something happens when a petty contribution is done, it is very difficult to see that a ripple effect will happen at the end of the day.
It’s easy to produce a long list of ways to help the environment, but it will still be difficult to believe that there’s something we can do to create a big impact to the environment. The problem lies when we see that a single contribution won’t create a significant change to save the environment. We have to understand that this isn’t a problem that a single person should solve alone. A huge environmental change will only happen if you can influence others to hold the same goals. On a scenario where others have gained the same motivations, a single person who started it all will no longer be alone.
The best first step in creating an impetus on ways to help the environment is to motivate others. It starts by disregarding the fact that a small contribution will not work. An individual must see that the contribution he is making is not being measure on the quantity of reduction in population he has made. That single action does more than that. By being a model, an individual makes other accomplish the same things. It is impossible to inspire all, but the point is, the contribution is not on a materialistic perspective. The contribution has a secondary effect in creating mindset for others to do the same thing.
Make others see that by doing some little ways to help the environment they too would be able to give, at least, little for the environment even if they don’t realize that these little actions create social activism to initiate the ripple effect in protecting the environment.