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4 Ways Students Can Get Involved in Conservation
Posted By: Anica Oaks on February 12, 2020

Conservation is an important topic because you can do little things to help in the efforts to protect the planet. Students are a valuable part of conservation because they can be a voice for change. Here are some of the ways that you can work towards being more involved in conservation.

Be Heard

Get your voice out there and encourage others to help in preserving the world around you. Having a conversation helps to get everyone on the same page on the direction that needs to be taken. There are lots of advocacy groups out there that you can join. Some of these groups set up campaigns that encourage environmental measures to be included on ballots in states across the US. Letting others know about your efforts can also pay off because they may be unaware of things that they can do to help.

Purchase Durable Materials

Durable and reusable materials are some of the best ways to eliminate the single use mentality. Longer lasting products are also good because you’re less likely to have to replace them in your lifetime. Items from companies like Dr.Duck are more environmentally friendly so that you can feel good about your purchase. A part of buying these reusable materials is that you can experience the natural world without to worry about leaving things behind.

Volunteer for Organizations

You can volunteer for a variety of conservation based organizations. Many of these organizations are looking for unique talents to help them get the word out there to the general public. For example, you could write an opinion piece or take pictures at your local park to aid in their efforts. There are lots of different opportunities that you can take advantage of that will work to benefit future generations in improving the conservation thought process.

Reduce Waste

Reducing the amount of waste that has the potential to enter the landfill is another way that you can help. You can do this by organizing a recycling system at your school. Another option is to focus on doing things, such as homework, in an electronically based system. This will eliminate the amount of paper waste that’s generated by your school. Get creative in finding ways that you can help to reduce the amount of waste that your school and home generate on a daily basis.
Students have a lot more power than they may realize when it comes to engaging in conservation strategies. Start with these basic ideas to help you get more involved and feel good about what you’re doing for the planet.
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