We tell you how to be an activist in 2020
17th September 2020
Nowadays, in the times we face as humanity, it might seem hard to make a change on the planet. We can be overwhelmed when we see that our actions seem to have no real impact, or perhaps you have wondered what you can do to contribute in some way. You must know that you can make a change from your home. There’s a lot you can do, we’ll tell you how to fight climate change!
Sustainable development must be a priority in our actions, this way we can satisfy our present needs without compromising the ones that will arise in the future. Activism, that is focused on the conservation of the environment and the different actors that are part of it, appears to achive this sustainable development. Activism has become a fighting front with a political purpose to achieve changes and transformations in favor of diverse interests, and today it has increasingly positioned on social networks.
When we speak of social activism, we speak about social action. These actions seek to find answers and solutions to common problems through different means, either from state institutions, Non-Governmental Organizations to each person as an individual. An activist is, therefore “A person who pursues a fair cause not only personally, but collectively”1. Today we have many common causes and goals that bring us together, protecting the environment is one of them since climate change and the different threats that put it at risk are threatening a place that we all have in common, a place that we all call home, the earth.
We all can be activists, with our actions, we can protect nature and the most affected communities by the different practices that intensify the climate crisis.
 Fernando Díaz Naranjo in El activismo social para La Silla Rota
Here are some easy ways to start
From Saving The Amazon, we want to give you some ideas to protect the planet and all of us who live in it. You can be an activist from home,you can even do much more than you imagine! Activism is much more than stopping oil tankers in the ocean, so here are four things you can do to have a positive impact on the environment and different communities. There are things so small that take just a few seconds and could have a huge impact.
Take advantage of Social Networks
You can become a digital activist, take advantage of Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, even Tik Tok to share information and ideas to mitigate the climate crisis and make visible the communities directly affected. Get your friends and followers involved in causes that can help create a more sustainable future.
Become aware of your habits and do your best to make them sustainable
Choose locally produced and slowed-down products, that way, you’ll be promoting local employment, you’ll be helping to reduce CO2 emissions and energy consumption, you’ll support small producers, among others.
Try to be better-informed.
Have critical thinking. Don’t settle only for media that presents one facet of the problem, this will allow you to have a better understanding of the world we live in to decide what actions we can take to make it a better place. Also, You can look up for information from alternative local media, or why not? Watch a documentary about current situations that you find interesting.
Support Non-Governmental Organizations
Supports all the efforts of entities that care about the protection of the environment. Today, thanks to the Internet, you can generate a huge influence with a single click so entities can have a positive impact on the planet. A donation, sharing information, or even volunteering can be a support for them.
With Saving The Amazon, by planting a tree, you can have an impact on the environment, the Amazon, and the communities that inhabit it. With us, you can be an activist from your home with a single click!
Share this information and be an activist, Lets make a change in the world!
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