One of the issues today is that many people don’t really have a good understanding of the environmental issues that are facing the planet and it can be hard to encourage them to take an interest. Sometimes people are set in their ways and find it hard to develop new habits, but good habits can be developed and taught and it is so much easier if people understand why it is important to change.
Understanding climate change
These days it is much easier to understand the changes that are happening to the planet. There is a plethora of information available online but it can be tricky to know where to start. Simply using simple search terms such as ‘live greener’ will find you a lot of sites that will tell you more about what and how to recycle, how to cut carbon emissions and the impact that this will have on the planet.
It is a good idea though to understand what you are trying to protect. There have been studies that show that people who spend more time outdoors are more likely to be interested in protecting it so why not make this your first step? Encourage the family to spend more time outside, taking walks in the countryside will show you how beautiful it can be but will also help you to see how it is being damaged. The destruction of woodland, the building of more roads and houses and the increased traffic are all contributing to the speed of climate change.
Think of the future
Anyone who regularly exercises outdoors will already have a good connection with nature. Making the effort to don gym leggings or trainers or other exercise gear a few times a week means that you already understand the benefits of fresh, clean air. Having the right exercise clothes is important as it will mean that the exercise is more comfortable and you will enjoy it more, making it far easier to maintain your connection with the environment.
Whether you choose to run, walk or cycle, getting closer to nature will help you to see how damaged it can be and can help to strengthen the resolve to make more small changes that will slow climate change. This could be something as easy recycling more or taking part in litter clearing campaigns. Everyone can make a difference if they want to.