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As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world – that is the myth of the atomic age – as in being able to remake ourselves.
In the end, we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand and we will understand only what we are taught.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.
Wherever we live and however we make our living, we can all do something to bring about a positive change in our relationship with our planet. Below we give some examples of how you may achieve this. But these are just some ideas, and you know best what works for you.
For each of these you can change your own behaviour, encourage your friends and family to make a change, or add your voice by joining community groups and wider campaigns and movements.
REFRAIN from activities that are harmful to nature
Refrain from buying products that are damaging to nature, including unsustainable foods, single-use plastics and fast fashion.
Refrain from directly damaging the land, ocean, forests and wildlife. For example, avoid filling in ponds, prevent damage to coral reefs or don’t needlessly cut down native vegetation.
Refrain from using harmful chemicals unnecessarily.
REDUCE harmful activities that you can’t avoid
Reduce the impact of your diet by switching to a low-meat diet if relevant.
Reduce the impacts of the clothing industry by purchasing second hand or sustainable fabrics, and purchasing items that last longer.
Reduce greenhouse gas emissions by cutting down on flights and car journeys.
Reduce food waste by planning meals and storing food carefully.
Reduce the use of plastics and don’t buy things in unnecessary plastic packaging.
Always leave enough to regrow when harvesting plants or fruits.
RESTORE nature where it has been harmed
Restore local lands and waterways by participating in litter clean-up activities
Restore damaged vegetation, for example by planting native trees and wildflowers.
Restore wildlife, for example by installing extra nest-boxes and feeding stations for birds and bats, or by managing the vegetation to help build up rare mammal populations.
RENEW nature by transforming your own and other people’s relationship with nature
Renew nature by participating in local, national and global conservation efforts however you can, e.g. by volunteering your time or giving donations.
Renew your own and others’ relationships with nature, by enjoying time in nature with your friends and family, and talking with them about nature and what we can all do to help it.
Renew nature through bringing environmental sustainability into your workplace, school and wider community.
Renew nature by voting for politicians who are committed to caring for nature and by campaigning for policy change.
Renew nature through building or joining a wider movement for change and inspiring and supporting others to make a change.