The Challenge: Be Active!


Being active in amplifying the messages and causes your support is a crucial way to ensure change happens. While slacktivism is easy (sharing posts, expressing opinions and outrage online), it does little to create the change you want.

Advocacy encompasses a wide range of activities that influence decision makers. Advocacy includes traditional activities such as litigation, protesting, and public education. It can also include capacity building, relationship building, forming networks, and leadership development.



So how do you become a more engaged environmental activist? It’s all about getting involved and becoming educated on a variety of topics! There is not a right way; the important part is starting.

  • Read books about the issue from diverse perspectives.
  • Attend local events to learn about the issue, hosted by diverse groups.
  • Volunteer with local organizations making changes.
  • Donate financially to support groups when you cannot volunteer your time.
  • VOTE and encourage others to vote.
  • Listen to podcasts, audio books, and TedTalks on the subject.
  • Attend non-violent protests to show your support.
  • Call your representatives – at all levels of the government!
  • Practice what you preach.*


Want to get involved but don’t know where to start?  Tell us what is important to you and we’ll find an organization that is working on it!

We don’t have to reinvent the wheel or work alone.  There is strength in numbers!  Email to get connected with a group.


*Barrett, J. (2020, December 19). How to become a more engaged environmental activist. Zero Waste Wisdom. Retrieved December 22, 2022, from