Back then, it was quite challenging to ask people to save the environment since information dissemination was slow. Today, there are still opposing forces that hinder environmental efforts from moving forward. But spreading the word on environmental protection isn’t as challenging as it used to be. The rise of social media even made the job easier. You can continue telling everyone about what’s happening. Here’s how you can use your voice appropriately.
Share links from credible sources
It’s hard to tell people to save the environment even if you have facts and data to back you up. It’s easier if you let experts talk. Share links to various articles and researches online. Since you are presenting data accurately describing the reality, you might change some minds. As long as these are credible sources, you have nothing to worry about. The people who published the information will defend the results.
Keep it short
If you want to share information on social media, make sure it’s short. Keep your post to a few words. Use one-liners that make people think. Share infographics or memes that attract attention. They might even convince younger people to get involved. Most people are busy and don’t have time to go through long posts. Keeping it short will gain more traction and lead to an increase in shares and likes.
When asking people to do something to help save the environment, you must speak in concrete terms. Instead of telling everyone to act now or change their ways, explain what they must do. For instance, you can discuss copper recycling. If there’s unused copper at home, explain what to do to recycle it. You may also recommend companies that can help with the process. If you have a unique trash segregation method at home, you might want to share it with others. People will appreciate your post if you’re more specific. It also makes it easier for them to follow your advice since they know where to start.
Engage in conversations
When people respond to your posts by writing a comment or asking a question, try to engage. It doesn’t matter which tone they use to write the posts. The goal is to clarify misinformation. You want everyone to feel that you listen, so avoid being argumentative all the time. When you respond, provide data. Redirect the person to websites where more information is available. If you said something wrong, learn to apologize. Just because you’re fighting for the right cause doesn’t mean you got everything correctly. You might still commit mistakes, and it’s okay to rectify them. Look at the bigger picture and try your best to convince people to pursue appropriate steps.
While it’s good that you take the right steps at home, you must also involve government officials in the process. Work with legislators and local politicians to promote policies that will help protect the environment. You need them to be on your side. If you have a huge platform, try tagging them. They need to see what you wrote and what others have to say. It’s easier to convince them to move in your favor with the help of overwhelming voices. Sometimes, politicians don’t care since they fail to see what’s in it for them. If they know their constituents clamor for change, they will do whatever it takes.
Don’t ever get tired of spreading the word if you have a platform and people listen to you. Work hard to increase your followers and let others know what you believe in. You can also post as often as possible if you receive new information that needs to get out. Even if you get bashed, you must move forward. You can’t take a step back because some people don’t believe you. Remember that your environmental protection efforts will help everyone. Some might not realize it, but they will benefit from it in the long run. You might also get attacked personally, but you should shrug it off. You know what you’re fighting for.
Hopefully, you can use your voice correctly and inspire more people to save the environment. Again, it will be a tough challenge, but you can get through it. We’re lucky to have social media and other platforms available today. If you can grow your platform even more, it would be great. Then, you can reach more people and ask them to help out.
Environmental protection is an effort that requires the entire community to contribute. We will see more drastic changes if everyone does something. There will be several setbacks and failed attempts, but we can only move forward. Remember all the successes achieved over the years because of our collective efforts. We can do more in the future.